Fundamentals of Drawing – The Art Students League

Fundamentals of Drawing

Eric March

Eric March, Drapery Study, 2004, charcoal and chalk on paper, 19 x 17 inches

Class Description

This class teaches the basics of structural drawing, depicting light and shadow, and composition through the study of still-life objects. The class is designed to give students a clear process of looking and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more complicated subjects. Each month will focus on a slightly different topic: contours, perspective, values, sketching, and others. The class is open to all skill levels but is designed to give beginning students, or students who have been away from art for a long time, a friendly but rigorous place to start drawing.

About the Instructor

Eric March is a painter and draftsman whose work explores the formal possibilities of realism along with themes of observation, history, and the complexity of contemporary urban society-often through the lens of Coney Island, one of his favorite subjects. March earned his BFA at Indiana University and continued his studies in New York with Andy Reiss and at The Art Students League. He has had multiple solo shows in Brooklyn, Queens, and New Haven, CT. Honors include the Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, the Provincetown Dune Shack Residency, and the Hudson River Fellowship. March taught painting and drawing at the National Academy School (2011–17) and served as the Department Head of the Painting and Drawing Department (2014–15).

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