Fundamentals of Drawing
with Greg Follender
8 weeks: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 23, 30, May 7 • 1:30 – 4:30pm
From the basic supplies to sophisticated shading techniques, this class is designed to give a beginning student all the integral tools they need to draw confidently. Learn how to sketch competently in a positive, encouraging environment that will give you the skills you’ve always wanted to bring your work to the next level.
Often new students find themselves uncomfortable or intimidated in a life drawing session by their lack of understanding in the rudimentary tenets of classical figure drawing. It is sometimes difficult to jump into such an endeavor without first understanding the core disciplines.
The course is designed to introduce all the basic tenets of successful drawing – rendering simple shapes, understanding light and shadow, creating volume and measuring proportions – building on each step exponentially before finally introducing the human figure to the proceedings. Exercises that stress constraining value and tonal control will further refine the student’s basic knowledge until they can confidently produce solid imagery, whether it be drawing from life or their own imaginations.
ABOUT GREG FOLLENDER:
Greg Follender is a New York based artist/Illustrator who has been teaching drawing and sculpting classes at the American Museum of Natural History for almost two decades. His passionate pursuit of rendering the human form has taken him from the dynamic world of comic books and graphic novels, to character design and costume fabrication in the industry of film and television.
When he isn’t working on his oil paintings or comic pages, Greg teaches figure drawing and anatomy workshops at The Art Students League of New York City.
Life Drawing with Nude Models
Thursdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, May 10
Noon – 3 pm
(No class April 5)
The model will take a series of poses from 2 – 40 minutes.
Limited to 9 students
8 classes each session
No instruction • Joyce Kubat, monitor
The Art Guild has easels and tables for students.
Registration for next session begins approx. Mar. 1
March-May 2018 • noon – 3 pm
$240 for members, $270 non-members
(membership is $50/seniors $35)
Registration is limited to 9 students per session and a waiting list will be taken.
with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson
Now Registering for Jan-Mar 2018 • 8 WEEKS: Jan. 22, 29, 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2018
NOTE NEW TIME: 10:30 am – 1 pm
$275 members/$305 non-members
Regardless of your chosen media, a good drawing is crucial to a successful outcome. Refine your drawing skills and hone your powers of observation. Graphite, pen and ink, charcoal, markers, use of color and collage are some of the materials that may be used. Please bring your enthusiasm, an open mind, an 18 x 24 drawing pad (NOT newsprint), 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B pencils and a kneaded eraser to first class. Prerequisite: a previous drawing class with Stephanie or drawing experience.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 516-304-5797.
Class Full. Please call for more info.
Portrait Drawing & Painting with Leeanna Chipana
SIX Weeks – Tuesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17 1-4 pm
$280 M/$310 NM
This course is for beginners through advanced students. Working from the long pose students will be introduced to concepts of structural anatomy of the face and head. Students will review comparative measuring, sight size methods, light and form, and various shading techniques used by artists throughout the 18th and 19th century. The goal of this course is for each student to walk a way with a strong understanding of drawing and painting the portrait not only skillfully and accurately but also with a broader understanding of historical concepts of portraiture. Demonstrations will be provided throughout the course and lectures on portrait drawing and painting methods used throughout the centuries by master artists.
Includes model fee.
Materials list will be provided.
Leeanna Chipana began her art studies at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, NY in 2004 where she studied under painter and illustrator Attila Hejja. While working as his personal assistant Leeanna studied figure painting with Mr. Hejja. After Mr. Hejja’s sudden death in the Summer of 2007, Leeanna decided to devote her life to pursuing her own art studies more rigorously and dedicate herself to teaching traditional painting and drawing. She started by attending the New York Art Students League where she studied figure painting for two years with artist Nelson Shanks. She went on to continue her studies under full scholarship with Robert Armetta of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art at the Atelier Armetta program located in Glen Cove, NY. She attended the Water Street Atelier where she was enrolled in a full-time program dedicated to classical drawing and painting under artist Jacob Collins. Her work ranges from landscapes to still-life and portraits from life.
Leeanna continued her training at the Grand Central Atelier in New York in their full-time core program – the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins. She was a recipient of the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Grant, a Hudson River Fellow and was awarded a scholarship to attend the New York Academy of Art. She teaches on Long Island’s North Shore.