I had a fantastic time with this class – so much so that I have agreed to offer it again in the Fall and Winter as a longer workshop. I started the class off doing studies of fabric in traditional drawing materials = charcoal, pencil and conte. The next class we did more studies with hanging fabric and blocked out contoured areas in colour with chiaroscuro on top.
The models were great. The 1st class the students were quite overwhelmed but by the last class they were doing better. Most had loosened up a lot. We used what we had learned the 1st 2 classes and added gesture drawings and 10, 20 , 45 min drawings. For the last class we warmed up with gestures and finished with one long pose. The model was fantastic – had brought clothing that draped and along with his elegant look – it made for a good class.