Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

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DateFebruary 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Time09:30 am - 03:30 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States

Member's Price $85

Non-Member's Price $110

Supply Fee $5


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Event details

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing.  These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.  Francesco will share basics on materials.  He will then cover anatomy, structure, and gesture; core shadows, sighting, and clock angles.  This class will include lessons from photographic reference and a live nude male model.  $5 to be paid directly to the instructor for photographic reference.

In this workshop students will work on toned paper with white charcoal.  The addition of the white charcoal allows for richer, more accurate development and highlights.  This process will prepare you for work in more advanced courses such as painting, where colored grounds are often used as the foundation for full-color images.  Halftone areas that were difficult to develop on white paper are now dominated by the color of the toned paper allowing for easier transitions to the illuminated portion of the subjects.

Francesco’s one on one assistance and feedback ensure beginner students understanding and keeps advanced and returning students engaged and challenged.

Supply list:

  • 1 charcoal pencil 2B, suggested General’s Charcoal 557-2B med. ($2)
  • 1 pad charcoal paper 14×11 or bigger
    • Available from instructor 14×11 70 sheets 80lb pad ($10)
  • 1 White plastic eraser ($2)
  • 1 Kneaded eraser ($2)
  • 1 Loew-Cornell Sandpaper Block ($3)
  • Blending stumps assorted sizes 4 pc. ($2)
  • An Exacto knife with #11 blade ($5)
  • Drawing materials are also available directly from Francesco at listed price (cash only)
  • $5 to be paid directly to the instructor for photographic reference
  • No oils, solvent or fixatives are allowed in the class.

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Francesco Gillia