Drawing Lab: Capturing the Human Gesture

Saturday November 2, 2013: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

From Michelangelo's robust figures to Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending Staircase," the human body has undergone many different forms of representation.

But what separates stick figures and mannequin-like drawings from figure drawings full of life? The gesture. The gesture of a figure captures not only the static pose, but also the being that is essential in human-being.

Math Monahan, a graduate student at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design, will lead this workshop in an exploration of the human gesture. There will also be a clothed model present who will take several poses for you to practice drawing.



Will any supplies be provided for this event?

Materials provided for Drawing Lab?

Thanks for the question. Basic drawing materials will be provided (paper, pencils, erasers, rulers). However, you are welcome to bring your own drawing pad, pencils, etc.