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ART 131 — Drawing the Realistic Figure

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): John Robert Peck
Duration: 7 weeks
Format/Location: On-campus
Date(s): Jun 27—Aug 15
Class Recording Available: No
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
 
Class Meeting Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Please Note: No class on July 5
Tuition: $545
   
Refund Deadline: Jun 20
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Enrollment Limit: 17
  
Status: Closed
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 7 weeks
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jun 27—Aug 15
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: On-campus
 
Tuition: $545
 
Refund Deadline: Jun 20
 
Instructor(s): John Robert Peck
 
Enrollment Limit: 17
 
Recording Available: No
 
Status: Closed
 
Please Note: No class on July 5
 
The human body is our most familiar form. We seek to draw people realistically—to capture their gesture, strength, and grace. This course is about looking at, seeing, and drawing the human figure well. Regardless of your drawing experience, you can learn to draw accurately using charcoal on paper in a proven method. The result will be a solid drawing in itself or an exceptionally useful study for a figure painting. Using a small mirror, we will distinguish between our imagination and what our eyes actually see. This approach will lead to a more objective way of seeing and drawing—a method called sight-size. From the Renaissance to modern studios, this method of comparing lines to the actual subject allows anyone to draw a more realistic image. It opens up the whole world of drawing well. Each class will begin with a brief lecture and demonstration. Students will then work directly with a live model to build up their practical understanding of the sight-size method and progressively create a solid figure drawing.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $45–$65 on these materials.

JOHN ROBERT PECK
Instructor, Triton Museum of Art

John Robert Peck’s paintings and drawings can be seen in private collections and galleries in London, Florence, Dublin, and Santa Fe. He graduated from the Florence Academy of Art and received an MArch from the University of New Mexico, where he was an instructor in the School of Architecture and Planning. He is the co-author of Drawing in Space: A Manual for Figurative Sculpture. His work can be viewed at johnpeck.com.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) John Vanderpoel, The Human Figure (ISBN 978-0486204321)