Past Meetup

Improve Your Figure Drawing (3 sessions) with Edmond Rochat

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12 people went

Price: $160.00 /per person

New York New Church

114 E 35th St · New York, NY

How to find us

Enter through the private courtyard

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Intermediate Figure Drawing (3 sessions) with Artist Edmond Rochat - Mondays, March 20th, 27th and April 3rd

Students will focus on three main concepts in figure drawing during this course: proportion/gesture, perspective and lighting form.

Each session starts with a drawing demonstration by the instructor and an exercise for participants to practice. Students will then work from a live figure model for the rest of the session while receiving individual guidance from the instructor. This class is designed to break figure drawing down into clear ideas to create definitive goals so noticeable progress can be gained. By working with clear objectives students should expect to see significant growth in their work.

Session 1: Proportion/gesture, through exercises and practice students work to train their eyes to see proportion and gesture more clearly giving their figure drawings a more natural feel.

Session 2: Perspective, students add linear perspective to their drawing to make their figure drawings appear to occupy space and have depth.

Session 3: Lighting, while a large subject, students will learn how light falls on form and how that can be used to enhance the drama in their work.

Supply List

Graphite pencils 2h, hb, 2b

18x24 inch Strathmore series 400 drawing pad

Kneaded eraser

Razor blade and sanding block to sharpen pencils

This class is for people who have drawn from the figure before such as advanced beginners and intermediate students.

Drawing New York’s goal is 'to meet the student where they are'. Our instructors are able to work with each student at the their level, including advanced students.

If you would like to know if this class is right for you please feel free to email a recent figure drawing to simon(at) and we will get back to you.

Teacher Demo:

Instructor Biography: Edmond Rochat, a figurative artist, studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as a lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by Janus Collaborative School of Art and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Arts and letters, The Dr. Furman Fink Award for portraiture and is a recipient of the Stobart Foundation fund. He was also awarded a grant from the John F. and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund, which he used to study Greek and Renaissance sculpture at the Slater Memorial museum. His works have appeared in the Persimmon Hill Journal and published in The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the Art of Seeing. He has taught at The Art Students League of New York and maintains a studio in the Bronx New York.