Dynamic Figure Drawing with Thomas Gianni

Future Workshops




Starting on JUNE 2nd, Thomas Gianni will be teaching DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING every TUESDAY from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM for 10 WEEKS. Whether you are brand new to drawing or would like to polish your skills, we encourage all to join us for this valuable workshop at the International School of Comics.

Each lesson, Thomas Gianni, will provide participants with the fundamental techniques for drawing, translating what the eye sees to the page, and professional guidance.

The Life Drawing session is a great way to invest in your artistic ambitions, meet new friends, and share your work with a group of peers. This course has been designed to be appropriate for all skill levels and will cater to those who are exploring their artistic side for the first time or advanced artists looking to fine tune their training.

The full Life Drawing course includes ten lessons, which are two hours each. The total cost of the course (10 lessons) is $250.00. There are no enrollment fees. The classes may be purchased individually for $25.00 each, however, we recommend to register for the entire series of lessons in order to learn the concepts step by step. Each lesson will build upon the lessons which came before and, when taken in sequence, will result in a vast, visible improvement of artistic skills in students.

Course Syllabus

JUNE 2nd: 1. Introduction to Figure Drawing: 

Measurement , human figure proportions and figure balance.

JUNE 9th: 2. Quick poses:
Capturing quick poses and movement in figure drawing is a great warm-up exercise, loosening up your hand and mind.

JUNE 16th: 3. Blocking the figure: 
How to place the figure on the page and how to draw with volume & shape.

JUNE 23rd: 4. Draw the head and the neck:
To draw the human head accurately, first become familiar with the basic proportions.Then try to draw the head, including the neck, from different angles and try to capture the facial expressiveness.

JUNE 30th: 5. Gesture and Contour :
Learn how to observe and capture the energy of gesture, and refining contour lines.

JULY 7th: 6. Gesture and Action line :
Learn how to communicate to the viewer the energy, the force and the movement of human body using the line of action. Feel the drama of the poses to transmit the attitude of the figure.

JULY 14th: 7. Light and Shadow:
Define the form by adding light and shadow using white chalk and Chiaroscuro technique.

JULY 21st: 8. Drapery and Reflection:
Learn how to draw and to control of folds and creases in your subject, drawing folds on people. Better understanding of shadowing and how to shape the light.

JULY 28th: 9. Refining the figure (female model) :
Sharpen your skills in drawing by putting into practice everything you learned during the previous lessons. Focus yourself to realise a clean drawing, with beautiful lines and volumes. Learn about finishing techniques.

AUGUST 4th: . Refining the figure (male model) :
Sharpen your skills in drawing by putting into practice everything you learned during the previous lessons. Focus yourself to realise a clean drawing, with beautiful lines and volumes. Learn about finishing techniques.

 

JOIN US!

The International School of Comics is located at 1651 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL, 60622.
Enrollments are open, and registration is required. To register or for more information, please email: info@schoolofcomics.us or call us at (312)-265-0982.

 

1. Life Drawing Course: $ 230.00 – price for 10 lessons
2. Try a single Life Drawing Lesson for $ 25.00 – RSVP required

● For payment options, please visit the school or call us at (312)-265-0982