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Figure, Gesture, and Expression

Course number : DR300   
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Knowledge of the human form is essential to artists. Proportion and measurement, volume and space, basic anatomy, and format and composition will all be explored by participants in this workshop. Using this knowledge, students will combine gesture and thumbnails, expressive mark-making, atmospheric perspective, and dramatic value and line while  drawing figures in both classic and contemporary media. This immersion will also examine facial expressions as a form of nonverbal communication and students will learn rapid visualization drawing  skills while gaining additional knowledge of the anatomy of the human form, with specific attention to the face and facial movements. Students will draw from observation, using a variety of exercises to capture the emotion and attitude of the face as it twists, stretches, pinches, and puckers. Beginners to advanced skill levels are welcome. Some drawing experience is helpful.

Supply list can be found here.

Students will need to have the following in order to participate in this class:
  • Laptop or Desktop Computer
  • Access to Zoom Video platform
  • Webcam 
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Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Off Campus - Online

George Cwirko-Godyki 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/8/2020 - 6/12/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Off Campus, Off Campus - Online  Map George Cwirko-Godyki