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Beginning Figure Drawing Workshop w/ Ed Hall, 3 hour sessions, 3 classes - Cost: $250.00(not including materials, includes cost for model)

Saturdays, July 27, August 3, and August 10 - 10:00am -1:00pm
Cost: $250.00 (not including materials, includes cost for model)

Week One (July 27) 10am – 1:00pm:
-Skeletal relationships to the figure, structure & proportion, mass and variation of line.
-discussion about line and asymmetry in your drawings
-warm up gestures with major masses (skull-chest-hips method)
-Skull (line of eyes and location of ears)
-Chest or ribcage is a vessel (spine and sternum)
-Hips or pelvic bone (iliac crest and coccyx)
-Manga and the 7.5 to 8 heads high technique
-Longer poses with skeletal relationships
-Concentration on intersection of line and beginning to see planes
-structure, and the recognition of large/medium/small elements

Week Two (August 3) 10am – 1:00pm:
-Space and spatial relationships (negative space, picture plane, composition)
-warm up gestures with line of action and contrapposto
-longer poses utilizing negative space, intersection and the picture plane
-Total use of the picture plane, understanding edge, & setting up your composition
-Contour vs. outline (sculpting the sketch in the round – flow)
-the visual plumb line

Week Three (August 10) 10am – 1:00pm:
-Value, contrast, shadows and planes
-Warm-up gestures using the Straight and Curve Technique – quickly blocking in value with the side of the charcoal
- a quick review about finding planes through value observation and setting up your composition (understanding the importance of squinting to see the large forms)
- Long pose: Value Studies & connecting the planes: longer poses with a concentration on planes, shapes, and hidden elements. Connected planes, contour planes and sliding planes
- drawing with sliding/bleeding masses
-Concentration on the “big three” tone masses: lights, half-tones and shadows (review)

-Final analysis – bringing it all together
-visualizing value space
-rethinking your approach to the figure
-creative/experimental images

Contact: Ed Hall via email at or by phone at, (904) 502-0972

Bring materials for a typical figure drawing session.
At the minimum have: charcoal (vine and compressed), kneaded & hard erasers, and a new, large pad of Canson Biggie Sketch 18" x 24". You will be using a lot of paper. Also, for the final class please bring several sheets of high quality drawing paper – Rives BFK or Strathmore 400 series.


To reserve your space - Call 904-398-3161 ext.319

Class participants receive a "SPECIAL 25% DISCOUNT"
on all art supplies