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The Vital Line – Improving Your Figure Drawings with Greg Follender

October 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drawing New York

Drawing New York is thrilled to offer The Vital Line – Improving Your Figure Drawing – with artist and instructor Greg Follender

This five hour figure drawing workshop is limited to 15 students.

We will work from a live model for the entire session. 

Workshop Description: Learning to draw the human figure from life in a gestural, vital way is an important skill to master for any aspiring artist. 

In this workshop, short, timed sketching sessions will allow participants to quickly turn the figure in deep space and represent the nude form in more dramatic and challenging poses, while longer drawings will encourage the expression of volume and weight in the subject.  

These exercises are designed to establish easy-to-follow anatomical formulas and increased recognition of important body landmarks.  The sketch sessions will build confidence exponentially until students find that they can document the nude figure in dramatically less time than before, enabling them to concentrate more on the fluid expression of their marks on paper instead of the simple reportage of their subject.  

Rendering the human figure in a loose, yet accurate manner can not only enhance an already well-seasoned drawing technique, but also help beginning artists to confidently render the human forms they conjure up in their mind’s eye.

Material Requirements: Each student should bring an 18×24 inch Newsprint Drawing Pad, a Drawing Board, a box of Medium Soft Vine Charcoal and a Kneaded Eraser.

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About the instructor: Greg Follender is a New York based artist/Illustrator who has been teaching drawing and sculpting classes at the American Museum of Natural History for almost two decades.  His passionate pursuit of rendering the human form has taken him from the dynamic world of comic books and graphic novels, to character design and costume fabrication in the industry of film and television. When he isn’t working on his oil paintings or comic pages, Greg teaches figure drawing and anatomy workshops at The Art Students League of New York City.


October 29, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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18 W 18th St Fl 6
New York, United States