the all-round course for portrait and figure drawing and painting
In this course the accent is on drawing and painting from life and your interpretation of working ‘after nature’. You’ll learn to observe well and study the models proportions. You’ll also make drawings or paintings for which light and shadow, the rendering of the surface texture of various materials, or a figure in a space are the starting points.
You’ll make your own interpretation of the model using various techniques and materials. Examples from contemporary art and art history supply a frame of reference from which to glean new ideas and to give insight into your own art work.
You may choose to take this course as a follow-up to the basic year, but this is not a specific requirement. There is a lot of personal guidance. The art teacher will guide you at your level; you can enter any time. You can also follow the lessons with a flexcard; keep in mind then for every lesson with life model you need to pay 5 euro model contribution. In the fixed price for the course the model contribution is included.
The curriculum follows no fixed order, but each lesson one of the image aspect of figure drawing and painting is inspiration.
Wil je regelmatig tekenen en schilderen, maar kun je je niet binden aan een vaste dag of ga je een tijdje weg, dan koop je een flexkaart of een flex-onbeperkt abonnement. Je geeft bij het aanmelden aan welke reguliere cursus je hoofdkeuze is. Je volgt zoveel mogelijk daar je lessen. Maar je bent vrij om op elk moment de lessen uit het rooster te volgen die je wilt. Alleen cursussen waarop voldoende (6) vaste aanmeldingen zijn, worden aangeboden in het definitieve rooster.
Het definitieve rooster wordt vastgesteld en bekend gemaakt nadat de aanmeldingen in de eerste week van februari of half september bekend zijn. De flexkaart kan niet voor workshops of werkplaats specials worden gebruikt. De flexkaart is 4 maanden geldig na aankoop. Tijdens de zomervakantie zijn er geen lessen en ligt je abonnement 2 maanden stil.
During the lessons the image aspects that are covered include:
model in proportion the human body
The aim of these lessons is to achieve insight into the proportions of the human body. Especially the training of observation is of importance. The more you draw and study an object the more insight you'll get into the way something is build and thus enabling you to draw from memory. We'll work aided by a life model but also from (your own) photographs. Examples from art history will be given, from which we'll work with various drawing materials. By means of contour lines, hatching or rendering of a flat surface, you'll practise to observe and depict the proportions of the human body ever better.
details, hands and eyes under the skin
In these lessons, you concentrate on specific parts of the human body. For example, you’ll draw individual hands, feet and elbows, but also eyes, noses, mouths, ears, eyebrows and hair. You’ll do this aided by a model but also by using your own body. Getting gradually closer and closer to the skin, you’ll look, as if through a magnifying glass, at a finger, a nail or skin, and draw or paint this in large format. You’ll be working on paper with drawing materials, watercolours and ink. In each lesson, you’ll investigate which material enables you to best portray the structure or surface texture of a particular material, and magnifying the separate body parts will give you new and exciting imagery..
composition figure and space
How does the composition add to the model’s expressivity in a work of art? In these lessons, you’ll investigate various different possibilities for envisaging a figure in a space. What happens to the space surrounding the figure, how to position the figure in an exciting way in the space? Using various materials and techniques you make composition sketches, working from model and investigating form and left-over forms. Following the example of various different artists, you’ll make your own interpretations.
colour model in colour
In these lessons, you’ll be painting a model in acrylics. First you’ll make a number of sketches in which you’ll investigate the pose and composition on the picture plane. Using under-painting you’ll set up the light, dark and mid-tones in the model and surroundings. In this way, a suggestion of space and volume takes shape which can be further worked out with colour. You’ll also investigate how to effectively use warm and cold colours and how to use colour and painting style to give a figure particular expression.
portrait facial expression
The accent in these lessons is on the face. We’ll be examining how artists such as Cindy Sherman, Marlene Dumas, Egon Schiele, Gilbert and George, Frieda Kahlo and Francis Bacon depict (self-)portraits. This forms the starting point for a series of portraits of yourself or someone else. We’ll use various different materials and approaches to work with. You’ll project a photograph (of your own) onto a canvas, set up the painting loosely with a Japanese brush, Indian ink and charcoal, and then continue with acrylics or oil paint. We’ll also be paying attention to the anatomy of the face and how to depict an expression.
posture model and gesture
The gesture is the starting point in these lessons. Gestures from our daily lives or from other cultures and lifetimes. You’ll make use of photographs and reproductions from magazines or others you may have chosen. The model will mimic the chosen pose or gesture. Then, while drawing, you’ll study not only the form (line and shading), but also the emotional intent behind the displayed gesture or pose. You’ll further work this out using various drawing materials - pencils, soft to hard, charcoal and conté crayon. You’ll observe an interesting pose from all sides, as would a sculptor, and whilst drawing, choose carefully what elements to leave out.