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.

Fall Semester 2019

Wednesdays beginning on September 11, 2019 (7-9:30 p.m.)

NOTE:  The Fall Figure Drawing Class registration is full. The wait list is over 40 people for a class of 15. Should a spot open in the class, you would receive notice no later than October 4th. Information on Registration for the spring class will be up on the OFA website in early December.

Course Description

Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable path through which to explore the cultural context of one’s own world. Students in this class will look differently at the remarkable ‘everyday’ through the poses by a diverse group of clothed and unclothed models. Using simple materials—charcoal and erasers, pencils, ink and brushes on paper—students’ will see their ideas evolve into “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 attention helps 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 p.m.

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Note: In addition to listed class dates, there will also be one sketch class held at the Harvard Art Museums, (day/time to be determined in the fall.)

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