This four session class will introduce participants to some basic ways of looking at, analyzing, and drawing human bodies (and faces/heads) realistically. We will learn about how to see and capture on paper basic body proportions, changes to the body when standing or seated, and relationship to the surrounding context, whether landscape or interior. Homework assignments will ask participants to sketch and draw as many people as possible in live settings. We will draw from models that I will show on screen in all four classes; in the second class that will be augmented (see below). The class will culminate in a small exhibition and talkback with the artists, who have worked on one piece "to show."
- large pad of newsprint paper (18"x24"; about $9 at DickBlick:
- charcoal, soft pencil, or pastel (students' choice)
- other tools or materials as desired (optional).
JERISE FOGEL is a working artist and teacher living in NYC with her cat, Jordan, and partner in life, Fred. Her artwork can be seen on her website, https://www.jerise.com. Jerise likes to work with paper, as well as pencils, inks, charcoal, and other natural materials. In high school and college, she was lucky to be mentored by "Clay" Klewiada and Elliot Offner, who taught her a great deal about line work, the human figure, and the uses of light and shadow in drawing, all of which are still a concern in drawings she does today.