Figure Drawing: Using Line to Build Form with Jon deMartin

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Figure Drawing: Using Line to Build Form with Jon deMartin

16 July, 2018 to 20 July, 2018

USD 599

Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art
340 North 12th Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

This workshop offers the artist a thorough study of both long and short pose drawing. The long pose will give the student the opportunity to thoroughly study the objectives for each phase of the figure’s development, beginning with the ‘action’ and ending with the ‘modeling of form’.

The short pose will test the artist’s capability to put into effect the principles learned in the long pose but in a shorter time frame. Principles of design will be explored in the context of the figure’s action and internal and external rhythms.

The basis of the workshop is to build a solidly constructed three-dimensional figure using line as preparation for the modeling of form with light & shadow. We will endeavor to build a foundation of knowledge so the artist can look for things as opposed to looking at things. The underlying goal is to give artists a deep understanding and appreciation of how line can create three-dimensional volumes in space. This will enhance and strengthen their work whether it is drawing, painting or sculpture.

The instructor will present material in the form of demonstrations and historical references as a practical application to life drawing.

Jon deMartin's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums and his work can be found in private collections in the United States, Australia, and Italy. A long-time art educator, he has conducted workshops in the United States and in Italy. His work has been reproduced in numerous publications. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Filmmaking. View his work at