Will is our model today.
I believe everyone showed up to class today. Music is flowing and I can tell they are ready to focus.
As the student begin their warm-ups of 2 minute poses, I am observing that they are getting the proportion of the body quicker. The warm-up drawings are getting complete quicker.
Maryann reminds them to map the figure on to the page with in the first 15 seconds, and to use the side of their tool to map the figure.
Maryann does mention that they are starting to get it! So great to hear!
After the warm-ups the class will be focusing on FORESHORTENING.
We moved the model platform to accommedate the pose. Then the student have to work their way around the model stand to find the right angle to draw from.
Maryann focused alot today on discussing with the students about strategy, and drawing techniques that she would like them to employ in their drawings. This is nothing new, but they need to hear it continually.
Do not treat the whole drawing the same!!!
Choose parts to develope and parts to take away to allow the viewers eye to fluidly rome the the page.
Use different tools throughout the drawing.
Pay attention to shoulders, concave and convex.
Good working day overall and I am enjoying being a part of the teaching process. I walk the room through the classes and assist the students with all kinds of drawing issues and strategy.
I have just begun my journey in the Masters of Fine Art Program at The University of Montana. I am currently "Shadowing" an art professor in her class to observe and learn what being a professor all about. As part of this process I have created this blog to document what I am learning.