ART 132 — Drawing the Realistic Portrait
Using a small mirror, we will distinguish between our imagination and what our eyes actually see. This approach will lead to an entirely objective way of seeing and drawing—in 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 portrait drawing.
This course includes a non-refundable model fee of $40 to be paid at the time of registration.
Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $45–$65 on these materials. The instructor will supply a materials list before the course begins.