Classical Drawing after Bargue (Grades 7-12)
This course builds on the fundamental concepts of classical line drawing. Through group instruction, students will learn 2D drawing where shading, tonal rendering, form and proportion are introduced first in pencil, then in charcoal.
The goal of the course is to develop the students’ abilities to conceptualise the illusion of space through the techniques and methods that were developed in French ateliers of the 19th century and then later refined. Students will explore the discipline of figurative art through the examination of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s knowledge of structure and form of the human body by drawing a mannequin.
The individual strength and artistic interpretation of each student project will be encouraged by building on the knowledge acquired in previous lessons. Namely, through the appreciation of traditional art education, creativity, individuality and the development of sensitisation of visual perception and observation abilities.