Critiques will be made available 1 week after each lesson is made live.
This class uses footage from Term 2-21.
Date : 18-Jan – 15-Feb
Video Uploaded: Wednesday
Level : All Levels Welcome
This class is an introduction to concepts that are necessary to understand for the successful drawing of the human figure. The fundamental principles of gesture, structure and mass will be applied to the figure through the use of the Reilly rhythm and abstractions, basic anatomy and the study of form. Class work will be done from handouts and the live model, using both short and long poses. Instructor demonstrations and critiques are standard.
• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil
• Smooth Newsprint
• Single Edge Razor Blade
• Sanding Pad
• Kneaded Eraser
Brian Knox has studied at Watts Atelier since 2012 and is currently working toward a career in illustration. After spending his first 2 years at the atelier focused on drawing fundamentals, he developed an intuitive understanding of basic shapes and the underlying forms of the human body. This makes him well suited for teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing. As a student he is currently focused on composition and painting while participating in the Watts Atelier student teacher program.
Travis Wilson moved to California to attend Watts Atelier at the beginning of 2018. For the past five years he has worked towards his goal of teaching and working as a professional artist. On top of being a student and now a teacher, Travis also assists in running the behind the scenes of the Atelier. Finding much interest in design and sketching, Travis seeks to help others learn about how to bridge the gap between academics and creativity.