In-person figure drawing class for any skill level ages 18 and up.
The primary focus of this class will be representing form through the medium of drawing. Working from a live model, class sessions will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one critiques while students work on their own. The topics covered will include gesture, proportion, perspective, as well as concepts regarding light, shadow and form.
Model poses will vary in length, allowing students to develop drawings that are both intuitive and gestural as well as more calculated and resolved. Beginning with shorter format poses, we will focus on a linear expression of proportion and movement. More advanced concepts will be introduced as poses lengthen, and students work toward a more sustained drawing incorporating tone and form.
David Baird (b. 1986, USA) is an oil painter and draftsman primarily focused on figurative work. He has taught classes in the US, Australia, and Europe, and has also been visiting faculty at Studio Escalier, a contemporary classical art school, since 2016.
In 2006, he began his training at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He went on to attend classes at Studio Escalier (Argenton Chateau/Paris, France), and The Jerusalem Studio School (Jerusalem, Israel), as well as benefitting from extensive exposure to some of Europe’s greatest museums and works of art.