January 10– April 4 (no class February 7)
Enrollment limited to 30 students
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. 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. 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. 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.
Greg Follender is an artist/illustrator that has been teaching both drawing and sculpting classes at the American Museum of Natural History for almost 2 decades. His passionate pursuit of rendering the human form has taken him from the illustrative world of comic books and graphic novels, to character design and costume fabrication in the industry of film and television. After a recent drawing workshop in La Morra, Italy reconnected him with his classical inspiration, Greg returns to the roots of his work…the dynamic figure-drawing basics that inspire his personal narrative imagery.