Course No. ED463e, ED563e

This course has been adapted from a 19th century French Drawing Course to fit the 21st Century classroom. Engaging video will provide the beginning to advanced artist the necessary classical foundation to render nature in both idealistic and realistic fashion.  Participants will learn to visually reference distance, notional space, lengths, angles and bit shading.

Guided videos show how to complete a Bargue's plate in charcoal. The thirty Da Vinci Initiative videos consist of approximately 4-5 hours of content that is broken down to instruct skills in a methodical, guided way. This course is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn how to draw more accurately. It can also be used directly in the classroom as a teaching resource.

In addition video study, participants will upload, reproduce and draw from 2D images from classical lithographic plates that are modeled from plastered casts of natural and man made objects.  They will then compare and contrast their drawing techniques between classical atelier to the "CopyIt" app, using iPad, iPhone or iOS app.


We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify and apply the classical drawing process
  • Practice observation skills
  • Discover and appy drawing theory
  • Explore and create a drawing using the "CopyIt" app
  • Increase their visual literacy through identifying ways in which their drawing could be improved.

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