Large Scale Figure Drawing – The Art Students League

Large Scale Figure Drawing

Jerry Weiss

Workshop Description

JANUARY 18 – 19, 2020
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $315

In this workshop, students will draw the life-size figure on six-foot lengths of paper. Attention will be devoted to quality of line, observation of the rhythms of the standing figure, proportion, and modeling of sculptural forms through value. Topics of discussion and demonstration will include the initial blocking-in of the drawing, use of lines for comparison, attention to prominent anatomical landmarks, and shading and rendering of form through massing and linear hatching. While this practice is useful as preparation for large-scale painting, it also serves as a complete experience in and of itself. Poses range in length from one hour on the first day to a single pose on the second day, allowing students to build from a rapid gestural approach to a drawing of greater resolution. Each day will feature demonstrations by the instructor.

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.

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.

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