Perspective for Artists
14 Thursdays: January 3–April 4
$270 for 14 weeks
Perspective is a drawing technique dating back to the Renaissance that creates the illusion of depth and volume and is utilized in every discipline of art. In this class we will learn the fundamentals of the technique through instructed lessons, exercises and open class discussions. Students will be encouraged to employ the techniques examined in class, but to also explore its usage through the history of art. Students will learn the proper use of a picture plane, horizon line, working with multiple vanishing points, and how to draw and place objects in perspective. This course will provide students with detailed information and understanding of using perspective for building of the simplest of shapes, culminating in the creations of successful and dynamic human figures. Each week we will focus on a different aspect of perspective, building on the lessons of the previous week.
Steven Walker is a freelance artist with a B.F.A. degree in comics illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Walker has an eclectic portfolio of work and has published with companies such as Image Comics. He cites creators Walt Simonson and Jamal Igle as influences.
He has also published graphic novels with Random House, most notably The Sons of Liberty (volumes 1 and 2) and The Battle of Blood and Ink for Tor Books. When not pushing lead at his drawing table, he can be found voraciously scribbling voluptuous burlesque models at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, of which he is a founding member.