****ATTENTION: This workshop is being postponed until 2/6/16 due to the anticipated inclement weather that is forecast for our area. Sorry for any inconvenience – I’ll see you on February 6th! – Pat***
I’ll be offering a workshop on Sight-Size drawing from the cast at Panza Gallery on Saturday, January 23rd from 1:30 until 5:00 pm. The cost for the workshop is $40.00.
Students will learn the sight-size method of drawing by working from the plaster cast. Drawing from the cast is a logical next step from working with the Bargue plates (although Bargue drawing experience is not required). It was (and is) part of the foundational training in ateliers in Europe and the U.S. Working with sight-size drawing will help you:
– Develop awareness of, and sensitivity to the proportions of your subject
– See your subject in a complete and unified, rather than piecemeal way
– Sharpen your observational skills
– Learn to simplify complex subjects
Because we see the subject and our drawing simultaneously at all times with sight-size drawing, visual relationships can be seen and recorded accurately and quickly. Historically, the sight-size method was used by such artists as John Singer Sargent, Gari Melchers, and Sir Henry Raeburn, to name a few.
-18×24 Drawing paper
-Artist’s tape or blue painter’s tape
-Vine charcoal (not willow)
-sharpening block or small square of fine (220 grit) sandpaper
-small hand mirror
-small square of chamois
Other items such as plumb lines and maul sticks will be supplied.