Aug 03 - 24 2021
Drawing the Figure with David Baird

Drawing the Figure with David Baird

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven

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.

Admission Info

$220 for 4 sessions, $55/session

Phone: 205-328-0553


Dates & Times

2021/08/03 - 2021/08/24

Location Info

Space One Eleven

2409 Second Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203