FIGURE DRAWING

Originally posted on FREE ART LESSONS & GALLERY WITH JULIE DUELL:

DRAWING PEOPLE!

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OK now don’t be daunted! I know most people think that figure drawing is about the hardest to do – along with portraiture.   Why not give this method a go?

This is a basic introduction to figure drawing – one where you don’t need to go into the study of every bone and muscle unless you wish to.  This is a method using CYLINDER FIGURES.  Lets begin with a chart showing an average adult model .   Proportions are different for children and the head is much bigger in relation to the body, changing as they grow. 

Everywhere we bend (elbows, wrists, shoulders, waist, hips, knees, ankles) you draw a circle or oval (depending on the angle of the figure you are looking  at). In between these circles or ovals, cylinders connect them – along with masses for the head, chest and abdomen.  

Of course there are all sorts…

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Shadow puppets!

Cardboard, a projector and some creativity! Students explored traditional Chinese Shadow puppets, examined the work of contemporary artists, and created modern shadow puppet theater!

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4th quarter recaps

Said what?!? Check out the amazingness we created and experienced this term!!!Ballon hats, college trips, mixed media, collaborative installations, guest speakers, figure modeling, good old fashioned traditional art making and more!
Some things are better left communicates through pictures… Here ya go!

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20140424-231644.jpgThe collaborative “I AM” installation included 1/3rd of the student population! It will become a new tradition, if you ask me…:)

Huge success!  GLENN LIGON: Wonderful Representation of Contemporary African American Artist

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Costume design with guest speaker…

We were blessed to have Alison Parker, founder of Ricrack speak with our Talented Visual Artists, Fashion Club and Talented Theater students about costume design and fashion design.

Our phenomenal speaker was kind enough to share her expertise and bring us some examples of her work for students to examine and admire. She asked students to share their interpretations of careers in fashion and quickly schooled us all on the vast differences between the world of fashion designers and costume designers. Ms. Alison welcomed students to participate in interpretations of a toy soldier costume, just as she had done in her professional production with the example she brought to class. The kids were in awe of it all.

The session with Ms. Alison Parker concluded with the students creating their own version of a redesigned Edna Karr Marching Band Uniform-Costume Design Creation Style- utilizing the suggestions of the Artist. Great day, great time had by all; Check out the picks!

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