Interest young people in questions of representation of the human body through dynamic exercises and games, sometimes using their own bodies as models. Sharpen their sense of observation and go further, learning morphological drawing as a means of expression to be developed in order to express broader concepts.
Through games and quick exercises, suitable for children aged 13 to 16, learn to transcribe reality into volume using two-dimensional drawing. Grasp the volume of the body and its potential for movement, its occupation of space (e.g. short poses between 5 and 10 minutes, drawing from a model without looking at the sheet, drawing the body contour).
Learn human anatomical proportions through comparison and observation of your own body and that of a live model. Become your own model for representing parts of your own body. More specifically, explore the symbolic function of hands and feet in the context of art history. Acquiring flexibility of gesture in drawing is one of the main objectives, the idea being to expand the format to arrive at scale 1 by the end of the session.
At each session, the course is introduced by a 10-15 minute discussion based on a photo of a work, either historical or contemporary, to build up a few references.
Course timetable: from 23 September 2023 to 15 June 2024 over 30 sessions.
No classes during school holidays: All Saints’ Day, Christmas, Winter and Spring.