Taught by Michele Tilford, ages 14 and up. 6 Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17, 6:30-9 My philosophy about making art in general is that it should be fun. By mixing a blend of traditional drawing and less conventional techniques using charcoal on newsprint to capture the figure, I hope to make the figure less intimidating. Learning to draw the figure from life isn't difficult once you know the basics. Capturing gestures, a great warm up and helpful for people interested in animation. Working from live models (we will model for each other and work from reference materials) proportions, form, foreshortening and composition. Exploring different types of drawing from contour, sketching and tonal. The last class we will work with a professional (semi-nude- think bathing suit) model. Demonstrations of how to see and capture the image and individual attention will be stressed. Materials to bring: 18” x 24” newsprint pad, drawing board big enough for pad, bull dog clips to hold pad to board, vine charcoal, 2 charcoal pencils 6B, kneaded eraser, knife (utility, snap blade, or mat knife).