Figure Drawing

  • This weekly co-curricular course emphasizes the development of personal expression.

    Figure Drawing at Currier

    This weekly co-curricular course emphasizes the development of personal expression.

  • Students work primarily from models and benefit from individual and group critiques.

    Figure Drawing at Currier

    Students work primarily from models and benefit from individual and group critiques.

Spring Semester 2017

Wednesdays beginning on February 8. Last class is April 26. No class March 15. 

A small number of slots available for undergraduates in spring class.

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Registration for graduate students the spring semester figure drawing class is closed. If you elect to complete the registration form at this time you will be put on a class wait list. 

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Information sheet
NOTE: This course fills up quickly, but it is offered every semester. 

Course Description

Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the process of the “drawn” language. Specific classroom exercises focus on visual analysis and the skills needed for expressive 2D form such as line, tone, mass and illusionistic space. Frequent individual critiques help students personalize their creative thinking. As in any practice, the more one draws the more comfortable one becomes with the materials and processes. It does not assume any prior experience or that one will become an artist but it prepares all to do stronger work in fields that depend upon creative thinking.

Location: Currier House "Tree House" (Radcliffe Quadrangle, 64 Linnaean Street)

Class Schedule: Classes meet Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 PM*

February  8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 22, 29
April  5, 12, 19, 26 

*In addition to the listed class dates, there will also be a sketch class held at the Harvard Art Museums (day/time to be determined in the spring.)

Class limited to 15 (12 undergraduates, 3 graduate students). Registration fee: $40.00 (Check or Term-Bill)

Students bring to first class: TO BE EMAILED TO ALL CONFIRMED REGISTRANTS

If you have questions, email Stephanie Troisi, Student Services Coordinator troisi@fas.harvard.edu

About Instructor Heddi Siebel