Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur



Art Essentials: FORM/ Basic Sketching to Create Fantastic Forms


This class is for beginner artists and covers one of the important elements of art which is form. The goal of this class is to give you the basics of learning to draw 'form' and creatively building directional multi-forms. The basics you will be introduced to can be applied to other types of drawing such as figurative art, characters in animation, and designing 3D objects.

We begin drawing 2D shapes and converting them into 3D forms. We develop an understanding of the basic geometric forms (sphere, cube, pyramid, cone, and cylinder), as well as, biomorphic forms (forms found in nature). Then we take an innovative step further and start exploring what happens when we create transparent forms which are called 'constructive drawing'. This gives us a complex visual diagram of the total existence of the forms. Through challenging exercises, we will begin to draw amazing new imaginative directional forms and let your creative juices run wild. You might even be so motivated with these fantastic exercises that you may not want to put your pencil down. Your final project is applying all that you have learned into drawing a form through observation. Let's draw! 

Art skills you will learn

• Constructive drawing 

• Modeling

• Develop basic 3D visual forms

• Drawing through Form - Transparent

• Active Pencil Sketching

Art materials you will need:

• Sketchbook (at least 9" X 12")

• Pencils (2B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H)

• Pencil Sharpener

•Staedtler Eraser (Plastic Eraser)


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