Constructive Figure Drawing Workshop

Note: Refunds minus the credit card transaction fee are available up to four weeks before the beginning of the workshop. After that, the student must find a replacement and negotiate payment with the replacement. If you need to cancel, contact us. The team may be able to help find a replacement. Please see the LAA Cancellation and Refund Policy.

CONSTRUCTIVE FIGURE DRAWING
with BEN HARDEN

OCT 12, 2024 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55.00
‚ÄčNon-member $75.00

THERE WILL BE A MODEL FEE OF $20, to be paid on the morning of the workshop.

Benjamin brings his years of experience teaching classical figurative drawing using live models as a reference to build up relationship of structure rather than the usual method of quick gesture and movement. Learning how to build a framework for drawing figure and explore facets of anatomy and gesture is useful for recognizing a stronger and more harmonic piece. This workshop will help students explore framing, construction, relationship of form and how to build up gesture in a figurative, constructive way. Thinking about general composition, big shapes, assessment of comparative relationship and structure of form. 

Benjamin would ask students to think about concepts like how to unify and harmonize the piece as a whole, how to use rhythm and line work to relate compositional elements, the difference between line and mass, and how everything in your drawing relates with everything else.  

BEN HARDEN

Benjamin brings his extensive teaching experience from his work as a CU research associate in urban planning as well figure drawing classes to his students at the Boulder School of Fine Art. He helps students observe their own work realistically and coaches them through supportive criticism how to improve their work and develop their own style and technique.

Benjamin is focused on expressing the poetics of constructive relationship of figurative forms and harmonic compositions. Benjamins’ figures portray traditional drawing elements that bring simple outline and unified shapes using rhythmic conventions and prosodic schemes using expression and design to describe complex forms in a simple way. 

Some of BEN’S work:

Materials:

  • Standing Easel
  • Drawing Pad/paper 16 X 20 0R 18 X 24 (20 plus sheets)
  • Drawing board that is large enough for your paper
  • Bulldog Clips
  • Tape
  • Soft Pencil (2B or softer), Charcoal (vine or compressed) and/or Charcoal pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Optional/Suggested: Newsprint Pad, Blending Stump or Chamois, Pencil Sharpener

Member $55
‚ÄčNon-member $75

LAA Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. The Member Code can be found in your membership confirmation email and any LAA Newsletter.

Model Fee of $20 will be collected at the beginning of the workshop.

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