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​Designing the Figure: Workshop

at The New York Atelier of Drawing & Design - Central Park

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Central Park, Manhattan
1000 5th Ave
Near 86th St
New York, New York 10028
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

In this 5 day workshop, draw the figure using the ancient drawing technique preferred by the greatest masters of all time!

Drawing with silver is an ancient technique that requires discipline and self-mastery. The most successful silverpoint design is closely identified with Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Jan Van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein and others. They found great value in and preferred teaching the principles of drawing using metalpoint rather than other mediums because "Metalpoint, more than any other graphic technique, honed the mental and practical skills necessary for design."

The objective of this workshop is to vastly improve observational drawing and design skills through a conceptual understanding of what's being observed. The complexities of figure drawing are organized into three clear concepts 
1. Line (the movement of a thing) 
2. Form (the thing itself) and 
3. Space (where events happen) 

Each lesson will begin with a discussion and demonstration of a specific concept, topics include: designing the gesture, strategies for achieving accurate proportion, and designing tonal hierarchies that lead to convincing 3dimensional form and space. Students will then draw from direct observation, receiving individualized guidance as they work.

Students will learn to draw the figure using silver and obtain a clear understanding of the drawing and design process. They will each choose a figure sculpture to draw from within the museum's comprehensive collection of European figure sculpture. 

Information about the materials, meeting location, and time will be sent through email.

Bring your sketchbook and drawing material.

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Refund Policy
If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the workshop, the following refunds will apply:
  • The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (in which they are registered) at any time at no charge;
  • If notice is received three or more days from the scheduled starting date, a 100% refund will be offered.
  • If notice is received two or less days from the scheduled starting date, no refund will be offered.

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School: The New York Atelier of Drawing & Design

The New York Atelier of Drawing & Design

​NYADD is an atelier teaching representational figure drawing and design classes. Our mission is to build a new community of 21st Century artists who strive to add vitality to our culture and to equip them with strong representational figure drawing and design skills. We believe exceptional design...

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