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DRAWING THE ANATOMY AND PROPORTION OF THE HUMAN THE FIGURE

Paul Birchall, artist

Most people who make art work with the human figure at some point. Drawing from life often throws people. The human figure is both simple and complex. This course is designed to teach the conventions of proportions and aspects of the anatomy of the figure and should allow participants to get a better understanding of the physicality and proportionality of the human figure. The course will give participants enough knowledge and understanding to be able to invent figures and to facilitate a better understanding of what they see when presented with a live model.

 

WORKSHOP TITLES

1.      Simplifying what you see

2.      Basic proportions and forms

3.      How to understand foreshortening

4.      Building and understanding the structure and what lies beneath the skin

5.      How to create generic figures that look believable

 

All materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the course.

 

 

Date: Thursday 25 – Friday 26 January 
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Goldfields Education Centre, Kirstenbosch
Maximum: 20 participants
COURSE FEES Full: R3003,00  Staff and Students R1370,00