HUMANE FIGURE DRAWING ● WILL WESTON

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

In this intensive workshop with Will Weston, we’ll look at drawing the human figure in the nude and in costume. Students will learn basic structure, quick methods for establishing proportions, body mechanics, the ability to see the body as a series of simple shapes forming the human figure.
They will also acquire a working knowledge of costume model drawing, the use of line, mass and form, and an understanding of costume in theater, film and animation (as well as in everyday life).
This course is particularly suited to those interested in animation or figurative painting, as it focuses on a classical, structural (volumetric) approach to the live model. It teaches students to draw both imaginatively and from life.

Students will also receive supplementary materials to help them continue their learning once the course is over.

LEVEL

FundamentalsIntermediateAdvanced

PRE-REQUISITE

All that’s required is a general knowledge of and interest in art.
Will Weston’s workshops are aimed at both beginners and experienced artists, amateurs and professionals alike.

REQUESTED MATERIAL

Students may use any drawing materials they wish, but Will Weston strongly recommends the following:
* cold gray Copic markers: C2, C4, C6, C8
(Markers are an excellent learning tool. You can find your shapes first, and then the marker underdrawing simply disappears beneath your pen drawing)
* Pitt Artist Pen set, box of 4, black, XS/S/F/M
(Pitt-Artist felt-tips are excellent for producing both clean and rough lines. Pen sets give you a complete collection to work with)
* 1 additional black Pitt Artist Pen XS
*1 additional black Pitt Artist Pen S
* 2 Signo wide-tip white gel pens
(Signo are the best, they cover well and clog less)
* 1 A4 spiral-bound sketchbook with smooth paper and hard spine. Better still, a sketchbook with marker paper provides an optimal drawing surface.
* 1 drawing board to support the notebook

You may also like to add…
* black Prismacolor pencils. Faber-Castell Polychromos and Progresso pencils are also excellent, and Will Weston uses both. He recommends black.
* 1 pencil sharpener with closed drip tray



THE TEACHER

Will Weston is a great artist and a very experienced teacher.
He began his career as an advertising and editorial illustrator, working nationally for agencies in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Firmly grounded in traditional art and illustration technique (he holds a Master’s degree in Painting from Claremont University), he has held various roles at major animation studios such as Disney Feature, Nickelodeon Studios, Sony Pictures,…
Will Weston has been a full-time professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he was also the director of the Entertainment Arts track of its Illustration department.
In addition, he teaches professionals (at Dreamworks Animation, Blizzard Entertainment,…) and conducts internships internationally, in situ and online.

Will Weston is an artist who masters the language of drawing, which allows him to be as comfortable in the practice and teaching of Fine Arts as in Entertainment Art.
His great sense of pedagogy allows him to make complex notions simple and to obtain notable progress from his students. In fact, he won the 2012 Art Center College of Design Teacher of the Year award, an award granted by student vote.

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Program

Monday, April 22nd

Day - 1
Drawing & rendering - nude male model

Tuesday, April 23rd

Day - 2
Drawing & rendering - nude female model

Wednesday, April 24th

Day - 3
Drawing & rendering - nude model (practice day without Will)

Thursday, April 25th

Day - 4
Drapery

Friday, April 26th

Day - 5
Drapery & Pattern

Monday, April 29th

Day - 6
Costumed model & drapery

Tuesday, April 30th

Day - 7
Costumed model & drapery

Wednesday, May 01st

Day - 8
Costumed model & drapery (practice day without Will)

Thursday, May 02nd

Day - 9
Costume model - period costume

Friday, May 03rd

Day - 10
Costume model - period costume

Monday, May 06th

Day - 11
Costume model in a set

Tuesday, May 07th

Day - 12
Costumed model in a set

Wednesday, May 08th

Day - 13
Costumed model in a set (practice day without Will)

Thursday, May 09th

Day - 14
Costumed model in a set

Friday, May 10th

Day - 15
Costumed model in a set

Date

Mon 22 Apr 2024 - Fri 10 May 2024

Time

(60hrs workshop)
13:00 - 17:00

Price

1525€

Location

50 rue Sébastien Mercier
75015 Paris