ONSITE: Cast Drawing
Cast drawing is a traditional method of teaching drawing that was popularized in the 19th Century. Students will draw from casts of sculptures and learn materials handling, methods to master proportions, and techniques for depicting form using line and shading. The main objective of the course is to teach students how to see in a new way. Students will learn how to get an accurate likeness and how to create the illusion of 3 dimensional form on a 2 dimensional sheet of paper. We will have access to various casts of sculptures from the 19th Century back to antiquity. This is a time-honored method for teaching Realist techniques. It is a preferred method because we can study the figure without being pressed for time or being thrown off by the model moving. Historically, students drew from casts and copied master drawings before drawing the model from life. This course is structured so as to teach solid skills and problem-solving techniques and to build knowledge and confidence- all in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere.
- Basic drawing skills are requited. This class can be taken concurrently with Master Copy Workshop: Bargue Drawing Skills. The ateliers and academies that taught these techniques were off limits to women and people of color, and currently ateliers and most art schools are still not very accessible, Salis, the instructor, takes great pride in sharing this knowledge with all.
This class does not meet on 6/22.
Instructor speaks Spanish, but the class is held in English.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit visarts.org. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
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About the Instructor
Salis was raised in New York City and Massachusetts and spent formative years in L.A. and South America. She's mixed/Black and the daughter of Black Historian Sterling Stuckey and granddaughter of poet Elma Stuckey
She studied drawing and sculpture at Columbia University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She studied painting and illustration at The School of Visual Arts and in the studio of portrait painter John Murray, both in New York as well.
She completed the professional four year artists program and teacher training program at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.
She is a triple threat - as well as being a visual artist she is a musician/composer and activist.
She co-founded art and activism collectives and a radical community center. She's played with many bands, and opened for and/or collaborated with artists including Beck, the Buzzcocks, April March, Ward Dodson from L.A.'s The Gun Club, Bo Diddley, Elliott Smith, and Johnny Cash.See More Classes By Instructor