Course 2030: Drawing Clothing and Drapery
This class will return in fall 2013. Please check back.
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- General Public: $35 tuition + $10 reg fee = $45
- UW Students (current ID): $30 tuition + $5 reg fee = $35
If you’ve ever tried drawing or painting people, but weren’t sure how to make the clothing look real, this Seattle drawing class will help. You’ll learn about the seven different types of folds, and how to draw them; tension points, tension lines and support points (the points that folds originate from and stretch between); how to make clothing look real and three-dimensional, whether you’re drawing from a model or from imagination and how to suggest textures such as silk, denim and leather in your drawings and sketches. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of where folds come from, how they change as the figure moves in space, and how to represent folds in your artwork. “Absolute beginners” welcome. Nothing to bring or buy; all materials are provided.
Student comments about this course
Thanks again for the class. It answered my questions and made a lot more sense of things for me. – Judith R. , Seattle
I liked the balance between drawing from handouts and drawing from life, and studying the folds…. – Jack E., Redmond
I’ve always been fairly comfortable drawing people, but I never knew what to do when it was time to draw the clothes on them. The class made a lot of sense and was just what I was looking for. - Michelle P., Seattle
I’m encouraged! My drawings are starting to look more real… – Perry M., Bellevue
I’ve always loved sketching people… Im no Rembrandt but I have fun trying. But drawing clothes on them would ruin the drawings. I was hoping to learn how to draw them realistically, and that’s exactly what happened. – M.G., Seattle
Another good class Nils. Thanks! Learning about the different types of folds was extremely helpful. – H.I., Redmond
It was great. Thanks!!! it was just what i was looking for.- Mary L., Bellevue
I learned just what I was hoping to. I would highly recommend the instructor’s classes. – Gene J, Bothell
Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College, Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, and Classesandworkshops.com. His visual art classes and workshops include art classes, drawing classes, painting classes and more. More information
He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, and done book and magazine illustration, design, book covers and interiors. His artwork has been internationally published.
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