This free (and open to all) workshop is a non-stop marathon of 100 fast-paced figure drawings from life, complemented with exercises where we draw from imagination and observation. The rhythm and structure of the drawing marathon encourages the participants to “let go” and connect to an authentic way of drawing, a celebration of what we are capable of with an expressive and liberated line. Please note that each pose/drawing will be timed at approximately 1 minute.
Visual artist and long-time School of Visual Arts faculty member Peter Hristoff will lead the workshop based on the principles and lessons used in the drawing courses and marathons he has developed for SVA’s Division of Continuing Education, such as The Vigorous Figure, Inventory Drawing, Drawing Art History and The 100.
Please note: Figure Drawing models will be minimally covered; the session runs continuously without a break to maintain a certain momentum, but participants may break when they wish. Open to all levels, from the fearless beginner to the professional artist.
Required supplies: 100 sheets of paper (any size) and any drawing media that allows for smooth, fast drawing. The instructor recommends: waterproof black ink or sepia ink (and brushes of choice), Ebony pencils, Lyra Brand solid graphite water-soluble crayons in 9B. For those who like to use colour, feel free to use pastels, crayons or watercolours.
Sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and the Visual and Critical Studies & Honors Departments of the School of Visual Arts.
Faculty: Peter Hristoff, fine artist
Date & time: 7th May, 2021 (6.30am – 9am UTC+08)