Drawing Animals of the Renaissance

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Taught by Elysa

Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and Goldsmiths College, Elysa Lozano’s art practice emulates a not-for-profit, called Autonomous Organization, which has produced proposals for Socialist colonies in a high-rise building in Houston, Texas, re-branded an exhibition space in London as a construction site, and created a web archive of project space survival strategies. Between curating, writing and conducting field research, she lectures at CUNY LaGuardia in Figure Drawing, Art History, and Urban Studies.


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Ever wonder how to draw animals, the textures of the fur, and uniqueness of their expressions? It's not genius or talent, but can be broken down into clear technique and skills. We're going to draw from a range of feathery and furry creatures and have some fun with their postures!

We'll start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing, get the basics of shading and scale down, and then we'll work on subtle tones and supple lines to recreate the Renaissance style, specifically renditions of fluffy companions.

We'll hone the tonal technique of drawing, practice measuring and making adjustments. You can take these techniques away with you and use them for drawing from life, but rest assured, you'll come away with one finished, beautiful recreation from this session.

This class is aimed at beginners and those with little drawing experience, though all are welcome. All materials provided. 


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