Vandra Pentecost

FIGURE DRAWING
The Art Center offers 2 hour Pop-Ups, a way to experience an artistic adventure prior to signing up for a full length course.
 
During this 2 hour pop-up, I provided instruction for five 2 minute gestures, one 15 minute pose and three 25 minute poses. Students show the last
pose drawn - - the six students with hands raised had never drawn before and never drawn the figure!
The Art Center offers 2 hour Pop-Ups, a way to experience an artistic adventure prior to signing up for a full length course.  During this 2 hour pop-up, I provided instruction for five 2 minute gestures, one 15 minute pose and three 25 minute poses. Students show the last pose drawn - - the six students with hands raised had never drawn before and never drawn the figure!

In 15 years with the Indianapolis Art Center, I have been able to share my passion of figurative art by  providing figure instruction to students spanning 14 years to 80. My individualized instruction using figure drawing fundamentals helps those of all levels develop their style from classical realisim to contemporary expressivnes.

I am available for private lessons for drawing, painting and figure, and weekend workshops. I am available to meet with parents to discuss my classroom proceedurs for their 14 - 18 year olds interested in figure drawing. Contact the Indianapolis Art Center, 255-2464, ex.224.

 


Please read the following or look at a more detailed listing in the class syllabus portfolio for the breakdown of a 7 - 8 week class instruction. Students should bring their media of choice to all classes.


Beginning to advanced students will explore the contemporary viewpoints and aspects of figure drawing. Fundamental elements including anatomy, line quality, value and massing, proportion and foreshortening will be explored. Handouts will be provided to help reinforce basic concepts. Several approaches of these elements will be presented to help you develop your individual style, be it along traditional academic lines or a more contemporary emotive style. Students will work in their media of choice from professional models, starting with short poses and continuing to extended poses.

Students from previous classes will continue  to refine their skills and explore various media.  Students are asked to bring their own drawing materials to class.