Drawing the human form is the most enduring theme in fine arts and likewise the most challenging. In this 6-week course, you will render your chosen art subject using charcoal pencils and sticks. On the first day, please bring a photograph of your chosen person, or your subject found in another art medium. With your artistic talent you will compose a complete work of art using outline, contour, shading/blending, and detailing on your paper drawing pad. Training of the eye is coached in producing the work in proportion and perspective following the two canons of Renaissance art, e.g. chiaroscuro, cangiante, and tenebrism. Rendered works could be formal portraits or multiple human figures adapted in Realism. A list of suggested materials can be found on the LCE website.
Alma Bella Solis is an artist, designer and calligrapher who has been teaching art to adults and children for nearly 20 years.