The Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday the 14th of Aug at 11:59 PM

Drawing the Human Form

A 10-week foundations level course where you learn to draw the human form in correct proportions

Teacher Artwork by Charles Vinh

Drawing the Human Form

In this studio course, working mainly from live models, you will learn a step-by-step method for accurately and beautifully representing the human form.

Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction you will go from a drawing composed of basic shapes to a fully rendered piece of art.

Areas of focus will include the proportions of the human body, points of reference on the body that aid with developing a drawing, drawing a body in motion, and foreshortening.

  • Course Type Traditional Drawing Courses
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 1
    Level 1

    Strong fundamentals in traditional drawing, painting and sculpting are the foundations to create amazing artwork.

    This level is about solidifying the fundamentals, getting a refresher on the most important art principles, and learning tricks to create realistic drawing and paintings.

  • Language English

Schedule

Section A) starts Monday, September 30th and is once a week from 2 PM to 5 PM - English - Charles Vinh

Section B) starts Saturday, October 5th and is once a week from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM - English - Donna Shvil

Pre-Requisites

Foundations of Drawing or equivalent experience (having a foundation in the basics of realistic drawing, such as basic perspective, proportion and shading) is required.

Language requirements: You need at least intermediate level English to take this class (Charles Vinh is bilingual and can explain concepts and give feedback in both languages).

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Required Materials

Drawing the Human Form Section A - Charles Vinh*

  • 1 HB pencil
  • 1 2B pencil
  • 1 4B pencil
  • Kneaded eraser ( recommanded)
  • Sketchbook (9 x 12 minimum - 11x14 recommended)
  • Tracing paper (as big as your sketchpad)

* - List subject to change, the official material list will be sent before the beginning of the term.

Drawing the Human Form Section B - Donna Shvil*

  • Pencils: 1 HB, 1 B, 1 2B (we recommend Derwent or Staedtler)
  • A sharpener of good quality
  • Erasers: Kneaded eraser, white eraser, pen shape white eraser
  • Sketchbook (11x14 recommended, should be able to remove individual sheets easily)
  • Tracing paper 9x12 (very translucent) the recommended brand is Canson - Foundation Series
  • 1 white pencil; Faber Castel or General’s white charcoal

* - List subject to change, the official material list will be sent before the beginning of the term.

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Course Outline

Learn to draw spontaneously, energetically and accurately and demonstrate a structured approach to drawing the human figure.

Week 1 – Learn all about the basic proportions and methods for constructing the human body.

Week 2 – Create the human form in 3 dimensions and grasp reference points and measurements.

Weeks 3 and 4 - Create a convincing silhouette and learn to draw the leg, arm, torso and head easily.

Weeks 5 and 6 – Continue realistic rendering of parts of the body and learn the basic 3-tone shading system for convincing modelling and cast shadows.

Weeks 7 and 8 – Develop proficiency in drawing the hands and feet from all angles and increase your modelling and rendering skills.

Weeks 9 and 10 – Create finished drawings for your portfolio and present completed work in a professional manner.

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Registration

Syn Studio offers the highest quality education at the most affordable prices.

This is our most popular class and many sections fill up well before the deadline.

The Early Registration Deadline is 14th of Aug at 11:59 PM.

This class is being offered at
$499.00 $430.00
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