Figure Drawing: Inside and Out
We will explore the interaction of structure, design, motion and expression in the human form by studying both the outer appearance and the inner anatomy of the body. In addition to improving visual language skills, drawing the human figure from observation helps to nurture states of concentration and focus, giving us a “time out” from a more distracted daily life. Working from the model and skeleton, we will balance traditional representational techniques with expressive, personal approaches to drawing the figure.
“During the intense periods of concentration required by drawing, thoughts unrelated to the activity temporarily disappear. By transferring your total attention to another human being in an attempt to comprehend the uniqueness of the living form, you can experience a pleasurable release from self. This kind of satisfaction is a delightful side effect of the process of drawing.” William A Berry, Drawing from the Human Form
Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She has exhibited widely in museum and university venues including a recent twenty-year retrospective at Drexel University and a site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary both in Philadelphia. Bond has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.