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Fun of Fine Arts Part 1

August 23rd, 2018

From the Carlington Arts Initiative
Info & registration carlingtonarts@gmail.com
Ph# 819 459 3850
No Experience Required

A few spots including subsidized spaces still available
for kids to join this amazing art class



Wed Sep 26 to Nov 21
(no class Oct 31)
6:00 to 7:30
Ages 7 to 12

Come join us at Alexander Community Centre as we explore many approaches to drawing the clothed human figure. The class will also take figures and place them in costumes or different environments to create inventive stories and works of art. 

Artist and instructor Marcia Lea has exhibited across Canada and her art is in many collections nationally. She holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. She has been teaching art for over 20 years at many levels from the Ottawa School of Art, with the Ottawa Board and in many community centres.

Course Outline

Week 1 Figure Drawing Basics

- how to do quick gesture drawings

- how to draw the human figure

- how to create proper proportions

Week 2 Foreshortening

- How to make legs, arms appear to come towards you

Week 3 Drawing Hands and Feet

- Proportional hands and feet

- Individual character of each hand or foot

Week 4 Faces

- How to analyse the proportions of the face

- How to draw an imaginary face

- How to draw a face from a model

Week 5 Adding Costumes to the model

- Model poses with costumes that students bring in

- Imagining or researching other costumes

- Students can really use their imagination to make the figure into a character!

Week 6 Backgrounds for the figures

- Students will create their backgrounds or stories for the figures

- How to create a landscape background for the students' chosen characters

- Horizon lines

Week 7 Interior Backgrounds

- Exploring the technique of 1 point perspective to create an interior scene

Week 8 Completing a final project

- Students will work on completing their final figure drawing with costume in a setting of their choice.

By the end of the course students will have numerous drawings of figures, hands, faces and at least one more complicated drawing of a character in costume and a setting of their choice.

Download pdf of course outline here



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