Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community. All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings. We trust our readers to use their own judgement when responding to ads. Calgary Arts Development believes that artists should be paid for their work. For job postings and open calls, please share salary ranges or payment. Please note that ads for jobs outside of Calgary and area may not be posted. Archived November 6, 2020 Investigating the Figure This opportunity has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Gesture, Block-In, and Form Investigating the Figure with the Contemporary Classical Method with Geoffrey Klepeis Dates: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:00pm Six sessions, November 11 – December 16, 2020 Cost: $350 Register at atelierartista.com. This is a step-by-step drawing method that allows the artist to adeptly observe the gesture and natural characteristics of the form of the human body. This will help the artist to create a graceful and compelling structure, which is then ready for rendering form and light. The end goal is creating a dynamic, living drawing in accordance with classical principles. Each step will be demonstrated through in-class demos, as well as explanations of the techniques and strategies. Students can then apply the knowledge drawing from a live model. Each student will receive personal guidance as they practice their understanding of these methods. Step 1: Learning the gesture through the inner curve. Step 2: Conceptualizing the major masses of the body by arranging corresponding blocks onto the inner curve. Step 3: The envelope and block-in methods. Step 4: The contour. Step 5: Understanding the light. Step 6: Rendering the form and the final stages of a drawing. Supplies Needed Multiple 2b pencils (Staedler or Faber Castell brands are recommended) Putty eraser Hard eraser Pencil sharpener Large pad of drawing paper. Minimum 14” x 18”. Heavier paper, no newsprint. Medium tooth is recommended unless you have an established preference already. Recommended Pencil extender (Generals or Koh-i-noor) A baseball cap can be helpful to block out light from your eyes while drawing.