Summer Drop-in LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE

Summer LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE

at – Semiahmoo Recreation Center, WRock SSurrey.

Life Drawing – Drop-in studio – Non-Instructional Sessions at Semiahmoo Recreation Center, White Rock-South Surrey May through Aug 2017.    (604) 536-8333   :
Life Drawing offers many benefits,  pleasure, and FUN. Models are draped & un-draped. Wonderful new studio space. Bring your own sketch book and drawing materials. Everyone is welcome.
Member’s Price: $40 for 5 sessions        Non-member Price: $50 for 5 sessions.       FRIDAYS    Sept 16-Dec 2      10:00AM-12:30PM  
Drop-in tickets can be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office at South Surrey Recreation Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5pm.    (604) 536-8333

Semiahmoo LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2017

10 am – 12:30 on the following dates (May June):

May 5:  10 am – 12:30,

May 12:  10 am – 12:30,

May 19:  10 am – 12:30,

May 26:  10 am – 12:30,

June 2:  10 am – 12:30,

June 9:  10 am – 12:30,

June 16:  10 am – 12:30,

June 23:  10 am – 12:30,

June 30:  10 am – 12:30

Then we switch to 3:30 – 6 PM on the following dates (July & Aug):

July 7: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 14: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 21: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 28 (NO LIFE DRAWING),

Aug 4: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 11: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 18: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 25: 3:30 – 6 PM

Then back to Friday mornings in September.  

LIFE DRAWING INSTRUCTION AT EMILY CARR SP 2017

EMILY CARR UNIV. OF ART/DESIGN

Introduction to Life Drawing – Instructor Tony O’Regan

 Course Number:          CEDR 263 S001

Instructor(s):                Tony O’Regan

Number of Sessions:   8

Day and Time:             Tue / 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Date(s):                       Jan 17 to Mar 7, 2017

Room:                         424

course description

Develop and expand your drawing and observation skills in this course on drawing the human figure. Gesture, line and value, proportion, composition, form and volume will be explored through a variety of approaches. There will be a brief introduction to the structural anatomy of the body and identification of superficial anatomical points. Drawing from the skeleton and live model will be included.  Contact Continuing Studies at Emily Carr Univ. for info:

(604)844-3800

Live Sketching Mixed Media at Shadbolt Center (May 7 2017)

Yesterday I drew  as a demonstration at the Shadbolt Center Burnaby for the “Rhododendron Festival”. Charcoal and pastels on office easel paper about 24 x 36. Hyped the colors a bit in P-Shop. The idea was to promote classes and participate in the Civic Festival representing the Shadbolt Center.  I always enjoy doing this type of thing as it motivates and focuses me. Making art, pretty girls, sunny day, live music, get paid –  can life be better than that?  If it can I don’t care!

Gesture Drawing – Make your own Human Figure Manikin

Seeing-Drawing the ‘gesture’ is a fundamental skill in being able to draw a human figure. I teach drawing at Emily Carr and elsewhere and developed a sequence for correctly scaling a gesture so as not to ‘go off the page” in life drawing. Here are some pix of an 11 inch aluminum wire sculpture armature I made to create poses for drawing without needing a live model or manikin. I also include a handout I give my classes.

To create your own wire manikin: Draw a stick figure on 8 1/2 x 11 paper first. Bend wire on top of your drawing to get a proportionate figure. Aluminum sculpture wire from an art store is best, and use a pliers to bend accurately for the initial figure. You can photo about 10 or 20 poses to create a library to sketch from for practice.

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective for Life Drawing (5 videos) {Nov 2016}

There are two main ways of approaching the figure. They complement each other. One is OBSERVATION (Life drawing or copying reference photos). The other is CONSTRUCTION  (Using scale and proportion methods to create a figure with little or no references). The two can and should be used together for a full skillset. Both depend on  the armature of ‘gesture’ for liveliness and composition. These five videos are an introduction to useful methods of CONSTRUCTION. You can also look under the Category: “FACE AND FIGURE” for many more videos.

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (1 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (2 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (3 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (4 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (5 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #1 OF 5 (DAY ONE)

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‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #2 OF 5 (DAY ONE & TWO)

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‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #3 OF 5 (DAY ONE & TWO)

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