Drawing for Illustration and Figurative Art
This course combines frequent drawing sessions at the Museum of Fine Arts, in-class workshop assignments and at-home drawing exercises. Students will learn the fundamentals of traditional figurative drawing, novel techniques used by successful artists, composition, perspective, expressive light and shade and the creative use of reference. The course will also include group critiques, examples of relevant artwork and demonstrations of tools, materials and techniques. By the end of the course, students will be proficient at the fundamentals of traditional drawing, familiar with the basic tools of drawing, and adept at imagining, designing, and executing compelling and dynamic figurative imagery.
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.