Beginning Figure Drawing

With instructor

William Neukomm

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Sat. 10am - 1pm (Wait List Available)

Course Description

This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!

We emphasize the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three and four week long poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques. Students may choose to work in charcoal, white chalk and graphite or a combination of both. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given.

What You'll Learn

The Academic Method: Plumb Line, Placement, Envelope Shape and Gesture

Measuring Proportions, establishing angles and refining shapes

Tone and finalize shadow shapes

Rendering forms and focus on values, edges

Historical techniques for rendering: hatching, line weight for emphasis, form emphasis, mass emphasis

Tools and tricks for helping you see shapes and values accurately

Personalized one-on-one instruction

Enrollment Options

About

William Neukomm

William Neukomm is a modern, realist painter. William is a professional, exhibiting artist who has won numerous awards. He has an impressive education in the arts: a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute, A Diploma in both Drawing and Painting from the Florence Academy of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. "I believe that the use of representational imagery is the best way to communicate specific visual information. The concept is simple, but not easy. It requires mastery. By rooting my work in the European tradition, I am able to address complex themes in an accessible manner. Mimesis, however, is not sufficient. I strive to make art that builds upon the virtuosity of the past while also being unabashedly modern and distinctly American. My current work focuses on exalting the domestic scene. As a father I have an excuse to play and to relive the joy and pain of childhood. Being a parent also prompts me to tap into my own fears as I attempt to shield my children from negative experiences.”

Testimonial

Sarah Kim

Figure Drawing Student

I highly recommend the art classes here at Kline Academy if you want to actually learn the fundamentals and techniques that will give you the tools to create any kind of art! I especially recommend the figure and portrait classes with Miguel. He's a great teacher and fantastic artist and I learn so much in his classes!

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Additional Information

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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!

 

3264 Motor Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90034

 

klineacademy@att.net

310-927-2436

310-837-7194

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Office Hours

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Tue 12 - 9:30pm

Wed 12 - 5pm

Th 12 - 5pm

Fri 12 - 5pm

Sat 10am - 5pm

Sun Closed

*We are working remotely. If you'd like to visit our studio, please make an appointment at 310-837-7194.

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