What you'll learn
- Full Curriculum Dedicated to Classical Drawing Techniques and Fundamentals.
- Sphere Drawing (Chiaroscuro or Light and Shade Theory).
- Still Life Drawing (Construction of Ovoidal and Overlapping Forms).
- Perspective Drawing (Linear and Atmospheric).
- Michelangelo's Drawing Technique (Exploration of Historical Materials and Techniques).
- Cast Drawing (Sight Size and Relative Proportion Measure).
Learn the art of classical drawing with this course dedicated to the classical drawing methods of the Renaissance. The full curriculum includes 5 projects, designed to teach beginner or experienced students important skills necessary to gain proficiency in the Art of classical drawing. The course features over 7 hours in 37 video segments of easy to follow demonstrations, and lectures by figurative artist Luis Borrero. The complete course teaches students the following skills.
Improve your drawings, with a friendly system that will help you understand how light and shade behaves.
Discover the various historic materials and techniques used by Renaissance masters, such as Leonardo, and Michelangelo.
Develop a better sense of volume in your drawing by using ovoids and overlapping form construction.
Explore a value scale system designed to simplify the process of rendering your drawings.
Discover the cross hatching technique used by the old masters.
This course includes detailed exercises in Linear and Atmospheric Perspective.
Improve your sense of proportion and scale in your forms and figures.
Capture better compositions in your drawings by learning a classical system of organizing space.
Learn to capture the exact proportions of your drawings by using time proven techniques such as Relative, and Sight Size Measure.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner art students and anyone interested in learning how to draw.
Luis Borrero studied at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in 1999. During his third year of study at the academy, Luis was honored with the Cresson Scholarship for European studies. His travels in Europe had a significant impact on his early work and sparked a lasting interest in historical materials and techniques. Borrero founded his own atelier in early 2003 and has been teaching art students for the past 16 years. He has been awarded several individual artist grants, among them the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant from Montreal, Canada and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant from Ithaca, New York. In 2007, he exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico and at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in 2016. The artist was awarded Best in Show in the Salmagundi Club's Exhibit at the Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea, New York. His work is represented in collections in Puerto Rico and the United States.