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, a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center and on the faculty of Massachusetts College of Art & Design. In 2017 she was awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kean University’s Human Rights Institute Gallery, Brandeis University, Simmons College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Her work is included in the Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum.