TEACHING EXPERIENCE: LIFE DRAWING

GESTURE DRAWINGS
the most important part of figure drawing is gesture drawings! Mass gestures and scribble gestures dominate the first 10 minutes of every class no matter what. The beginning weeks of Life drawing are exploring all different kinds of gesture drawings.

LINE
We use the concept of silhouette to understand exterior contour line. we then discuss planes as a way to understand interior contour lines. students work from the live model honing their skills to see and draw lines that describe the human body. 

contour line with value
after learning about interior and exterior contour lines, they create an extended drawing that includes both contour lines and value. this project forces students to simplify what they see and encourages them to work figuratively, but in a more abstract way.