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Figure Drawing: Beginner

Contemporary and traditional approaches to the figure are the focus and inspiration of this course. We will explore composition, light, gesture, contour and space through the juxtaposition of models and objects. The class will address proportion and traditional methods for observational drawing, including perspective. We will experiment with various materials: charcoal, sumi ink, graphite, erasers, water-based and mixed media. Exploration of other artists past and present will provide context for understanding artmaking and its history. Class discussion and critiques will encourage the development of ideas and experimentation. This course is open to beginners and experienced artists. Level: all levels (beginner to advanced).

Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

SMFA Continuing Education Classes

SMFA classes invite you to explore art-making, technique, and artistic expression in a variety of mediums.


SMFA At Tufts

A studio art school that challenges students to innovate across mediums, define their own practices, and participate in a global community of contemporary artists.