Figure

  • Figure Phase I Preview

    In this phase you will learn to break the figure down into various “mannequins” and to understand the canons of measurement and proportion. You will also be introduced to the male and female planes, and how to unify your figures using the basic figure abstraction. Terms defined in this phase will become critical for studying…

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  • Figure Phase II Preview

    Now that you have started to digest the basic foundational components of the Watts method, you can begin to apply what you’ve learned. This phase will introduce you to studying the male and female forms through photo work. Jeff will demonstrate how to bring out the basic abstraction rhythms, as well as walk you through…

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  • Figure Phase IV Preview

    In this phase Jeff will be joined by two other Watts Atelier artists, Erik Gist and Lucas Graciano. Each will demonstrate their use of the concepts taught in the first 3 figure phases as they execute 2 drawings each at a 3 hour duration.. This mirrors the standard class taught at the Watts Atelier and…

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  • Figure Phase V Preview

    Join Watts Atelier founder Jeff Watts and Atelier instructor Jim Hahn for the fifth phase in our figure drawing lessons.  In this Phase, Jim and Jeff will show the student how to approach a finished, polished, and fully rendered figure drawing.  This phase will build off of the solid concepts learned in earlier phases, and…

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  • Figure Phase III: Quicksketch Fundamentals

    Overview Welcome to Quicksketch Fundamentals! This class will cover the basics that must be understood for the successful execution of figure quicksketch drawing.  This course will approach figure quicksketch by breaking down the discipline into three understandable principles: Gesture, Structure, and Mass.  By studying these three principles separately, students can then work to integrate them…

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  • Figure Drawing Fundamentals Preview

    Figure Drawing is essential. It is a core foundation of being a great representative artist. Through figure drawing you will learn so much about the various techniques that we employ at the school, such as angle measurements, comparative measurement and plumb lines, anatomy and more. In this introductory figure drawing phase, get ready for the…

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