Figure Drawing Intensive


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Week 1, Tue-Sat; Week 2, Mon-Fri



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This 3-credit, 10-day intensive figure drawing course will rapidly elevate your figure drawing skills to the next level. Offering both theory and practice, students will balance traditional observational drawing instruction with drawing practice in and outside of class. Individual attention in a supportive on-line classroom is the focus of this comprehensive figure drawing course designed for students of all levels.
The foundations of gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures will be examined in the context of 2,500 years of figurative art history. Using traditional drawing mediums, students will learn and practice fundamental drawing techniques while exploring light and value, line and shape, foreshortening and composition. Formal and technical issues will be balanced with the practice of risk-taking and the pursuit of personal expression. Additionally, this course aims at developing critical thinking skills towards one’s own and others figurative work.

Course delivery will take place through daily Zoom teleconferencing meetings. Carefully tailored lectures, demos and lessons, as well as discussions, digital imagery, and group and individual critiques will prepare students for daily hands-on practical drawing sessions. Computer and Internet access required.
MassArt BFA students. This course is a Drawing Projects foundation year equivalent. Contact Academic Resources for more information.

Materials for first meeting
White drawing paper/drawing board
Graphite drawing pencils
Pencil sharpener

This online class uses the ZOOM platform

This class has ended.

Gerry Hoag is an artist, craftsman and designer with extensive teaching experience. He has taught at Boston University, Harvard University, New York Academy of Art – Graduate School of Figurative Art, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston, The New Hampshire Institute of Art and a number of other … Read more