Drawing The Figure In Large Format – The Art Students League

Drawing The Figure In Large Format

Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy

Workshop Description

FEBRUARY 18 –21
Tuesday–Friday, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $365
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Creating the large scale ‘finished’ drawing. This workshop is designed for students who would like to challenge the preconceived notion that drawing is only a tool in the service of more realized works in other mediums. We will approach the making of finisheddrawings with the preparation usually given to painting or sculpture. Students will be encouraged to work at life size or larger than life size scale from the model. Special attention will be given to methods of establishing proportions at the start of work; demos and discussions will be offered explaining the use of sight measuring proportions; the features of the face and head; and the importance of ‘negative’ shape; But the real emphasis will be on learning to simply ‘see’ what is in front of us through identification of shape and tone. Each of the first two days will be given to the making of one completed drawing each day; we will conclude with one pose for the remaining two days. Models will be both clothed and nude.

About the Instructor

BILL MURPHY received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Vermont College. He has exhibited in both one person and group shows at over 100 galleries and museums. His work is included in many public collections, including The British Museum, the Library of Congress, The Brooklyn Museum and The New York Public Library as well as many others. He taught drawing and printmaking at Wagner College as a full-time professor for 25 years, also serving as director of the Wagner College Gallery. He maintains an online presence at www.aburninglight.com.

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