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                         BEGINNER PROGRAM SYLLABUS



One and Two Point Perspective:  Most drawings are structured on
one or both of these two basic principles.




Perspective Measurements:  Simple measurements that determine
size relationships between various elements in a drawing (including
space), quickly & easily in perspective.  No more guessing for hours.




Ellipses:  Ellipses (circles in perspective) are essential to know and
understand in all drawing as they are everywhere.



Inclined Planes & Auxiliary Vanishing Points:  Most surfaces
(planes) we draw are parallel or perpendicular to the ground.  We use
auxiliary vanishing points to draw the other more challenging surfaces.



Three Point Perspective:  Usually used to draw extreme up or down
views.  Very often applied
in animation, cartooning and graphic novels
for dramatic effect.



Beginner Structural Drawing:  Every object in your drawing has
structure, and understanding that structure in perspective will greatly
enhance your ability to draw the object quickly, accurately & confidently.




Forms In Nature:  Even trees, clouds and rocks have structure.
Knowing the "perspective" of a tree will give you the ability to easily
draw the tree from any angle (viewpoint) you choose.



Intersecting Planes:  We learn how to properly construct intersecting
planes by drawing many different types of roof tops.  Knowing how to
correctly draw these intersecting surfaces is essential in drawing
architecture but is also necessary in most everything else we draw.



Architectural Interior:  We analyze and draw a 1-point perspective
room interior that you choose, real or fantasy.  We learn how to arrange
& design your room to sell it visually for the viewer.  A terrific showcase
drawing for Interior Designers & Architects.



Architectural Exterior:  We draw Victorian building exteriors (from
models).  A great portfolio piece, especially for Architects.




                       INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM SYLLABUS



Composition:  In every drawing we create, we compose a view of what
we want the viewer of our drawing to see.  Understanding the "rules" of
composition will help us greatly with constructing an effective and
visually pleasing drawing.



Shadows:  Of course, shadows are everywhere, but many artists avoid
drawing shadows because they don't know how to.  Adding technically
correct shadows to your drawing gives it immediate credibility & life.




Reflections:  We will understand how reflections work and how to
construct them.  Reflective surfaces are all around us and now you can
include reflections from mirrors, metal, ice or water in your drawings.



Spiral Staircase:  This is a great portfolio piece.  A precisely drawn
spiral staircase immediately shows your artistic abilities to a prospective
client, employer or art school.



Drawing From A Plan:  By using a floor plan & side elevation, we can
draw a place or object accurately in three-dimensional perspective.
These "technical drawings" serve many purposes for architects, interior
designers, engineers and planners.


Intermediate Structural Drawing:  Every object in your drawing has
structure, and understanding that structure in perspective will greatly
enhance your ability to draw the object quickly, accurately & confidently.



Architectural Interior:  We analyze and draw a 2-point perspective
room interior that you choose, real or fantasy.  We'll learn how to arrange
& design your room to sell it visually for the viewer.  A terrific showcase
drawing for Interior Designers & Architects.



Actual Architectural Interior:  We go to and draw an actual grand
architectural interior (very accessible in Toronto).  A great portfolio piece,
especially for Architects.



Actual Architectural Exterior:  We also draw an actual exciting
exterior landscape (drawn from the comfort of indoors).  This would also
be a great highlight in a portfolio.





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