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.
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.
Jerry 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, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York City.
Mr. Weiss teaches workshops and has lectured in Florida, New York, Washington, Maine, New Mexico, and Colorado. His artwork and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing magazines, and he is a longtime contributor to The Artist’s Magazine. He is represented by the Chester Gallery (Chester, CT); Elizabeth Moss Gallery and Copper & Smith Gallery (Essex, CT); and Portraits, Inc.