Life Drawing

Teacher: Isaac Weiss | Date: Wednesday October 4 - Wednesday October 25, 6:30-9:30pm | Location: NE Broadway Annex
Tuition: $365 | Materials: $30

We’re pleased to host artist and educator Isaac Weiss for a 4-week intensive focused on the foundations of observational drawing. More info...

Observational drawing, or ‘drawing from life’ is a time-honored practice, valued as a foundation of artmaking. Whether you are a painter, designer, potter or someone interested in exploring art as a beginner, a solid foundation in observational drawing can strengthen your skills in perception and expand your confidence in other media. We’re pleased to host artist and educator, Isaac Weiss for a 4-week intensive focused on the foundations of observational drawing. This course is designed around the idea of building, developing, and applying tactile skills to the process of drawing. Working from still-life arrangements, Isaac will guide students through a variety of formal and conceptual approaches, with the goal of developing an understanding of composition, picture plane, positive/negative space, while strengthening students’ direct observation skills and articulation of form in space. 

Students will work with a variety of media, including charcoal; vine, willow, compressed, charcoal pencils, erasers and a selection of paper including newsprint, charcoal drawing paper and toned paper. 

Each week will be dedicated to a distinct topic/skill including, composition (negative space, figure ground, gesture), linear structure (inner corner & outline, shape, approximation), light and mark making (contour, value scale, toned paper, texture & edge) and perspective (1-2-3-infinite point, sight measuring). 

Class time will include short sketching sessions, time spent working on more developed drawings and group discussion and critique. For those who want more instruction, Isaac will provide optional assignments to be completed outside class time. 

Students will be sent a materials list of drawing tools upon registering. All other materials will be supplied.

This workshop is held at WildCraft's ANNEX studio, located at 707 NE Broadway #203. The studio is located on the 2nd floor and is, unfortunately, not ADA accessible.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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Please be aware that Wildcraft Studio School LLC may livestream this class and record it for later viewing. By participating in a class, you understand and agree that the class may be recorded and/or livestreamed, that you may appear in the recording and/or livestream, and you consent to the use of your image as it may appear in the recording or livestream. If you have any questions or concerns about the recording or livestreaming of the class, please contact us.