Abstracting the Figure
ART X 427.22
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In this course, students work from live models to translate the figure into abstract imagery
What you can learn.
- Learn about anatomy, alignment, and proportion
- Explore the fundamental methods and concepts of abstraction
- Use charcoal, pencil, color, and water-based mediums
About this course:
The term "figurative abstraction" describes art that depicts the figure in a reductive manner, while keeping an allusion to the original subject. Encouraging students to see in new ways, this course focuses on translating the figure into abstract imagery. Focusing on the live model, students learn about anatomy, alignment, and proportion and how this can be used to change and abstract the figure. Students approach the fundamental methods and concepts of abstraction through drawing in charcoal, pencil, color, and water-based mediums. Various papers and surfaces also are explored. Suitable for all levels.