Jon deMartin July 2020

Reclining Female Nude, Jon de Martin

Figure Drawing: Using Line to Build Form

July 27-31, 2020


Hours: 10:45 -5:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:30-2:15 p.m.

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This workshop offers the artist a thorough study of both long and short pose drawing.  The long pose will give the student the opportunity to thoroughly study the objectives for each phase of the figure’s development, beginning with the ‘action’ and ending with the ‘modeling of form’. 

The first full two days will be devoted to short poses concentrating on specific objectives, which will be reviewed and demonstrated in class.  Newsprint will be the preferred paper for the short poses.  The remaining three days will be devoted to the long pose, which is designed to allow the student process and implement the principles learned during the short poses and to model form with values. 

The basis of the workshop is to build a solidly constructed three-dimensional figure using line as preparation for the modeling of form with light & shadow.  We will endeavor to build a foundation of knowledge so the artist can look for things as opposed to looking at things. The underlying goal is to give artists a deep understanding and appreciation of how line can create three-dimensional volumes in space. This will enhance and strengthen their work whether it is drawing, painting or sculpture.      

The instructor will present material in the form of demonstrations and historical references as a practical application to life drawing. 

BACAA Jon Demartin Registration

Cost: $750

Jon’s New Book 

Drawing Atelier 
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Please note Jon’s new book

Drawing Atelier - The Figure: How to Draw in a Classical Style

Drawing Atelier - The Figure: How to Draw in a Classical Style

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Course description can be found in the registration form document.


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The goal of this workshop is to lay a foundation for learning how to draw or paint the human figure from life and to present a clear methodology for how to move a drawing or painting forward from beginning through to finish.  

All tuition fees are non refundable and non transferable

Registration form/Terms and conditions must be completed and agreed to, or signed prior and emailed prior to attendance

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