Atelier Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy - Figure Drawing, the Academic Method

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Atelier Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy - Figure Drawing, the Academic Method

02 July, 2018 to 27 July, 2018

USD 3200


Florence Academy of Art
Via Aretina 293, Firenze, Fl 50136

Students are introduced to the academic method of figure drawing, employed by the major Realist ateliers of 19th century Paris, best exemplified by Jean Léon Gérôme and the French Academic tradition. They are taught to use the sight-size method of measurement, which trains the eye to view the subject with accuracy in order to reproduce it successfully. Throughout the course, students apply this method of measurement to the human figure.

For the first week, students learn to draw from plaster casts of antique and Renaissance statues, focusing on outline, proportion, and shadow shape. From the second week through the end of the course, they work from the live model everyday for 3 hours per day on two long poses: one using charcoal on white paper, and the other on toned paper with charcoal and white chalk. Students receive daily individual critiques to help guide them toward a fully resolved and accurate drawing.