Drawing from Life – The Art Students League

Drawing from Life

Jerry Weiss

Class Description

In this course basic principles of figure drawing are addressed. Working from the live model, students become familiar with lines of comparison, proportion, linear and tonal construction, superficial anatomy, gesture, and the overall composition of the drawing. The goal is to sharpen observational skills while improving technical abilities, resulting in credible drawings of the figure. Master drawings and frequent demonstrations are utilized.

About the Instructor

Jerry Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami, Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs, Mary Beth McKenzie, and Jack Faragasso at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City.

Mr. Weiss has had one-man exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine. His paintings are represented in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art (CT); the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Northeastern University (Boston, MA); Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA); Pfizer, Inc. (Groton, CT); the State Capitol Building (Hartford, CT); New London County Courthouse (CT); Debevoise & Plimpton (New York City); and the Harvard Club of New York City.

He was awarded a fellowship for painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and has won the Julius Hallgarten Prize and the Isaac Maynard Prize at National Academy of Design Annual exhibitions in New York City. Mr. Weiss teaches workshops and has lectured in Florida, New York, Washington, Maine, New Mexico, and Colorado.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America. His artwork and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing magazines, and he writes the continuing Master Class feature as contributing editor to Artist’s Magazine. He is represented by The Cooley Gallery (Old Lyme, CT) and Portraits, Inc

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