Draftsmanship Seminar

In this concentrated course, you will learn a centuries-old technique for making human, animal and organic forms appear three-dimensional and realistic, and how master artists have used this skill for over 500 years to solve drawing problems.

This course meets for one 4-hour in-person session. If you want to study with me online, go to the PRODUCTS menu.


TOPICS

THE LOST SKILL Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain
THE SECRET OF DRAWING Simple Forms
ROTATING AND TILTING
FORMS IN SPACE
How Not to be Bound by Reference
REFINING FORMS Placing the Center Line; Accuracy in Cross Contours
THE GRIDDED SPHERE Mastering Ellipses and the Most Basic Form in Nature
SHADING The Practical Reward of Cross Contours
THE MASTERS 500 Years of Masterpieces Using These Tools

In this crash-course, I will teach you one of the most valuable and practical skills an artist can have. It is a distillation of my perspective class — especially helpful to artists who want the secret of drawing anything from imagination!
Show up early. We’ll start on time. I’ll cover a lot. Be prepared to challenge your brain during this concentrated session of learning.


Materials:

Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.


Note:

This is not a university curriculum course and you will not receive college credit for it.