4 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture & 4 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective | Hosted by the ICAA Chicago-Midwest Chapter
In this figure drawing workshop, students are introduced to basic concepts and practice of figure drawing from live model. Through various drawing exercises and mediums, students will explore shape, proportion, rhythm and dynamics of human form. Emphasis will be on creating a convincing representation of human figure on paper.
Workshop will begin with a short lecture on concepts and principles of figure drawing followed by instructor demonstration, group instruction and rounds of individual instructions while students are drawing from a model.
About the Instructor:
Born in Seoul, Korea, Don Yang came to the United States in his late teens. After 7 years of service in the U.S. Army, he pursued his childhood dream of living as an artist by training at the American Academy of Art College in Chicago, where he earned a BFA with honors and later an MFA with emphasis on fine art and traditional illustration. Don has been teaching oil painting, drawing and artistic anatomy in and around Chicago for the past 25 years including at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art College where he is currently serving as chairperson of Fine Art Department and Foundations Department. Don is also recognized as a Master Painter by PAPC (Plein Air Painters Chicago) for whom he frequently teaches outdoor painting workshop and conducts painting demonstration and critique sessions. Painting outdoors in the Chicago area as well as in his studio in the historic Fine Arts Building, he frequently exhibits his work and provides instructions for area art organizations.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website or contact the Chapter directly for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
Newsprint pad, 18”x24”, 50 sheets
Colored pencil; brown (preferred), umber or black
Conté (chalk); sanguine (preferred) or black
Experienced students may use their own medium of choice (dry medium). Drawing board, drawing bench and easel are provided.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: March 28, 2026
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Through instruction and exercises, students will learn to:
1. Draw convincing human figure by exploring the gesture and contour of human figure.
2. Create the illusion of human form through the use of value.
3. Use various mediums in expressing dynamics of human figure.
4. Apply the principles of figure drawing to rendering structure and proportion in architectural drawing.
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