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Creating the Figurative Drawing

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Creating the Figurative Drawing
Natalie Craig
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$160 plus $15 Materials Fee plus $35 Model Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

The course is dedicated to the practice of building a drawing of the figurative form. This will include proportion, anatomy and the elements of drawing (line, tone and highlight). The work will be done primarily in dry media with pencil, pastel and charcoal. We will also work in ink washes with pen to further study how line and tone combined create volume. Time will be spent looking at the strengths of compositional relationships, including the use of positive and negative space for strength of visual statement. Poses will range from 1 minute gesture studies to 15- minute poses.

About the Instructor(s)

Natalie Craig's goal in teaching is to offer students avenues into their own creative expression. She presents foundations in drawing/painting basics and composition. She introduces the works of various artists to help promote expressive insight. Natalie is a studio artist in northern California and exhibits her work nationally. She holds a BA from San Diego State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has participated in arts residencies in the US, Europe and South Africa to further her own creative work.

Materials List: Students Bring


• 18x24 inch newsprint pad

• 18x24 inch white drawing paper pad

• 18x24 toned charcoal or pastel paper

• Ebony pencil

• Vine charcoal

• Soft charcoal

• Soft white charcoal

• 2 paint brushes

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Instructor Provides:

• Newsprint

• Toned papers

• Brushes

• Pastels

• Charcoal

• Ink

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