When does the workshop take place?
This workshop is planned as a one-day or 5-day workshop with 6 hours of teaching a day.
For whom is the course?
It is suitable for beginners and advanced and is particularly popular for tattoo artists, illustrators, designers and architects.
What do I learn in this course?
The teachers of the Academy of Fine Art Germany teach the participants the important basics in drawing. This also includes a deeper knowledge about different materials, learning how to handle them and how to deal with them correctly. Questions are answered, such as e.g. how do I sharpen my pens and what degrees of hardness do I use for what? Or: Does my drawing have to be sealed with a fixative?
Finally, when the participants start to draw they will learn a method called Sight-Size. This method is also taught to our students. It is used to transfer the correct proportions. Our teachers will demonstrate this and the participants practice it at the beginning with simple drawings.
To create 3-dimensionality, ways are shown to see block shadows and transfer them to the drawing. For this, training the eye to see correctly is a very important process which will come through practising. An understanding for values, light and shadow as well as forms are key subjects you will learn in this workshop.
How is the process?
The workshop is a step-by-step process guiding the participants systematically through essential techniques and methods. Starting simple but also pushing the participants to overcome their boundaries so that they really progress in their work.
At the beginning, the participants will work from copies that make the understanding of the method and the transfer easier. Later on, real still lifes and sculptures are drawn to get a feeling for an object in a room.
The one-day workshop will focus on understanding the Sight-Size method. Depending on the interest and status of the group, individual topics can be considered there.
What do I have to bring?
The following materials must be brought by the participants themselves:
- Material List
- Pencil or drop action pencil (graphite; hardness H2, HB, 2B, 4B) or charcoal
- Kneedgum eraser
- Eraser pencil (e.g. Factis BM2)
- Masking tape
- Exacto knife (paper cutting tool)
- Mi-teintes Canson DIN A2 paper in light grey or light pink
- Drawing paper A3 white
- Paper and pencil for notes
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- Thorwald from Frankfurt October
I liked this workshop very much. Escpecially the fact that there were two teacher for a small group of participants. Both teacher took their time to explain everything and to give advice. I had a good workshop and I am very thankful for the great time I had.
- Antje from Darmstadt September
This course was really good and I learned a lot. I liked that there were different levels of difficulty to draw from (Live-Model, Plaster Casts, Charles Bargue). The teacher gave us very helpful feedback.
Cornelia, born in Zurich, studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree. Art was always part of her life. She enriched her education in various art schools in drawing, painting and sculpturing in Zurich, London, New York and Madrid. In 2017 she completed an intensive study at the Barcelona Academy of Art with special focus on painting.Learn more about Cornelia Contact Cornelia
Ricky Larsson was born in 1982 in Kristianstad, Sweden. As a child he already discovered his love for art. In 1999 he successfully completed his graphic design degree and worked in this area for several years. During this time his desire to learn classical painting and drawing was continuously growing, so between 2012 and 2015 he attended full-time studies at the Florence Academy of Art Sweden and successfully completed his degree.Learn more about Ricky Contact Ricky