Portrait Drawing

Portrait drawing course develops the artist’s ability to represent the human figure in pictorial space. Drawings are based on observation from life and the study of old master drawings. Emphasis is placed on proportional accuracy, foreshortening and the use of form and cast shadows to achieve convincing three dimensional form. Duration Topic Topic 1 Head anatomy Topic 2 Value and Mark making with charcoal Topic 3 Rendering Part I Topic 4 Rendering Part II Topic 5 Planes of the head Part I Topic 6 Planes of the head Part II Topic 7 Planes of the head and rendering Topic 8 Perspective Topic 9 Features of the head Topic 10 Fully rendered portrait I have always aspired to be in creative arts.. I ended up being a middleware admin in the IT industry.. It is tough to stay in touch with your creative self with a hectic schedule. We [...]

Still Life in Charcoal and Pastel

This is a focused introduction to still life drawing. Students learn to indicate simple form with a single light source and then learn to paint form lights, various forms, and cast shadows. Emphasis is on composition, cropping, overlapping and placement in the picture plane. Duration Topic Topic 1 Chiaroscuro, Value and Mark making with charcoal Topic 2 Objects with Values Topic 3 Drapery in Charcoal Topic 4 Metal Objects Topic 5 Glass Objects Topic 6 Rough Textures In Still Life Topic 7 Introduction To Pastels Topic 8 Composition of organic and geometric objects Topic 9 Floral arrangements Topic 10 Drapery Required Art Supplies 20 Cartridge or charcoal sheets , A2 size Charcoal Pencils 6b,4b,2b,Hb any brand Charcoal Sticks Kneaded Eraser Cutter Dry Pastels, we are using Camel for the demo. Any brand can be used. Stomps Teaching Method Teaching is done through pre-recorded demo, online notes, assignment and [...]

Color Theory and Design

This hands-on class will provide students with a visual, theoretical and practical education in color. Scientific information on color, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the student’s capacity to make informed color choices in their artwork. Duration Topic Topic 1 Introduction to values scale Topic 2 Relation between color wheels & Design Project Topic 3 Tertiary Color Wheel Topic 4 Tints and Shades Topic 5 Color Design Project Topic 6 Tones Topic 7 Optic Mix Project Topic 8 Complementary Colors Topic 9 Portrait Project Topic 10 Analogus Complementary Colors and Landscape Project "I found IFAA course on Google. I didn't know much about it, but after joining I came to know that an online class is as good as any other class, in fact even better for those people who don't have the time to attend an actual class. Students can attend the lectures whenever they want. I think [...]