Drafts in Gesture:Figure Drawing Class
Study the forms and movements of human figures within the natural light and shadow of the Pulitzer's Tadao Ando building. Featuring live models and inspired by the unique vision of Medardo Rosso, this series of public figure drawing classes offers a hands-on approach to understanding form, gesture, and impression. Led by teaching artists Natalie Baldeon and Emmeline Solomon, the sessions are open to professionals and novices alike, with no registration required.
The Pulitzer will provide the following materials, but participants are also welcome to bring their own: Masonite drawing board and clips; Drafting tape; Pencils - hardness B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, & 6B; Pencil sharpeners; Graphite sticks & pencils; Pink Pearl & kneaded erasers; Strathmore drawing paper; Newsprint. Dry materials only, please; no ink.
Impressions and Ghosts
Participants will depict a veiled or partially obscured figure, leaving only impressions of the body or face. Taught by Natalie Baldeon.
Time and Motion
Participants will render the motions of a figure moving a various speeds, departing from a slow and deliberate pace of drawing, focusing instead on speed and impressions. Taught by Emmeline Solomon.
Manipulations of Light and Form
Participants will capture form with as few marks as possible, with various and changing light sources. Taught by Natalie Baldeon.
Body as Material
Participants will be mark-making with large and unconventional gestures, departing from small wrist movements and involving more of the artist's body in the drawing process. Taught by Emmeline Solomon.