LAAFA instructor Rey Bustos recommends that students seeking improved drawing and painting skills start their study of anatomy with his 3D Anatomy/ Ecorche' class, and then follow up with his class in Drawing the Figure. Bustos says that a tactile, hands-on experience in 3D Anatomy or figure sculpting is an essential basis for convincing figurative work on flat surfaces.
Figure Sculpting class starts April 18th, and provides an accessible approach to sculpting the figure for students of all levels. After starting with a one-week pose sculpted on a small scale, students in the class will gradually work up to creating larger pieces based on longer-duration poses.
Danny Galieote will be offering two drawing classes as well. Danny's Analytical Head & Portrait Drawing class examines the drawing technique of Renaissance and Golden Age illustration Masters. Students then apply the Masters' knowledge to bring three-dimensional form to their work from a live model. Similarly, Danny's Analytical Figure Drawing class helps students bring a sense of life and depth to works on paper.