This weekly figure drawing and painting class will explore various methods of observation to accurately represent the human figure. Working on one drawing or painting over multiple sessions, students will start by learning how to translate the proportions and gesture of the model onto paper or canvas. On this foundation the class will then study key anatomical structures, as well as the creation of form through light and shadow.
Each class will begin with a short discussion on various topics such as anatomy, movement, perspective and light paying particular attention to how these ideas are used in the drawing and painting process. After this, students will work on their own drawings and paintings guided by one-on-one critiques.
This class is intended for all levels, and instruction is tailored to the individual student.
11 class sessions all with model.
Maximum Capacity: 14 students
Edmond Rochat studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as a lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by Janus Collaborative School of Art and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Arts and letters, The Dr. Furman Fink Award from duCret School of Art, and the Chairman’s Award from the Salmagundi Club’s Junior/Scholarship members show. He was also awarded a grant from the John F. and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund, which he used to study Greek and Renaissance sculpture at the Slater Memorial museum. His works have appeared in the Persimmon Hill Journal and published in The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the Art of Seeing. He has taught at The Art Students League of New York and maintains a studio in the Bronx, NY.
To read more about Edmond, here is a link to his 2016 article in The Epoch Times, “Artist Edmond Rochat Evokes Layered Emotions”
ADDRESS: 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ
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