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One-Day Workshop in Classical Drawing Techniques at The Society of Figurative Arts

Drawing Fundamentals – The Block In

Date: Sunday, October 22nd

Time: 10am – 4pm

Studio: 3306 Wiley Post, Carrollton, Tx. Suite 104

Cost: $75

This one-day workshop will focus on one of the most fundamental aspects of drawing – the block-in. We will show you a series of exercises rooted in tradition that will help you achieve a strong start to build on. We will start by doing short block-ins from various Bargue plates and gradually extend the time allotted to each one. The fundamental principles to be stressed are gesture, proportion, shape accuracy and abstracting from nature. Visual examples and demos will be provided to help students gain a better idea of how to approach this important skill. Students who are comfortable with the Bargue plates will be able to move on to block-ins from the cast.

Materials needed:

Drawing pad, 18 x24 (Strathmore 400 series, for example)

Graphite pencils (range from 6B to 6H)

Kneaded eraser

To enroll, go to: http://tsofa.com/index.php?page=enrollment or call 972-679-1625 for more info.

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