Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Drawing for Absolute Beginners Class in New York

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

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Session Dates: February 13, 2018 - April 17, 2018

Cost: $440.00

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course - our most popular offering - is designed for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to translate a variety of shapes, from the still life to the figure. You'll draw from life and from art reproductions. Learn to see like an artist, and to develop form and space working shading, negative shapes and rules of perspective. Understand what makes a strong composition. Take a chance. Push the contrasts for a more dramatic image. Work in black and white with pencils, charcoal and ink. We'll engage in informal and encouraging individual and group critiques. Bring a large 18 x 24 inch drawing pad, ebony pencil, and eraser to the first class. A supply list will be available at the first class.. Please bring a $30 model fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class. A supply list will be available at the first class.

Meets Weekly: 02/13 – 04/17, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Wednesday section is full, but we have space available in the Tuesday section. Please scroll to the current class. 

Please read: Bring a large 18 x 24 inch rough newsprint pad, a soft cloth or chamois and soft willow charcoal to first class. A supply list will be available at the first class. Please bring a $30 model fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class.

Course Code: 117583

Instructor(s): Julia Hickey

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.