This workshop is designed for those who are brand new to life drawing or for those who may have some familiarity with life drawing and want to develop their skills further. Our goal will be to learn how to render the human figure in a realistic manner using a live nude model as a reference.
Life drawing provides a disciplined approach for training the eye to notice subtleties in proportion, perspective, form, and tone. It is very helpful for improving skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Naturalistic life drawing is also a necessary foundation for advanced animation and character design.
Students will be working in charcoal, pencil, and pastels.
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills and is also ideal for students who want to add a valuable life drawing component to their portfolios for post-secondary visual arts/animation programs.
This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please check back for future dates.
What Students will Learn
- Fundamentals of drawing from a live nude model
- Strategies for rendering naturalistic human figures including basic human proportion, gesture, silhouette, positive and negative space, foreshortening, line quality and shading
- How to use compressed charcoal sticks, charcoal pencils, and graphite pencils for life drawing
About the Instructor
Paul Paradiso, B.A., B.Ed., OCT
Paul studied at OCADU and worked as a professional graphic designer and illustrator for several years. He also worked in the publishing and printing industries prior to becoming a teacher in 2007. He has taught Visual Arts to all grades as well as adults. Paul currently teaches in the Peel District School Board.