Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing
Following the exercises contained in Charles Bargue's Cours de Dessin in collaboration with Jean-Léon Gérôme, the students begin this subject by drawing plates and plasters based on the study of the great classical masters.
The Sight-Size method is a useful tool in the initial phases of the programme to introduce students to the taking of measurements, the study of proportions, gesture, shapes and the detection of the shadow line. As the student progresses through the syllabus, they should work on taking measurements by comparison whenever necessary. By studying the contours, the student acquires a high level of precision along with the ability to simplify with just a few lines, to gradually approach the complete representation of the shape. Charcoal makes it possible to work with precision and acquire extensive knowledge of values. To introduce these concepts, the tones are reduced to cloudy shapes and three tones are highlighted: light, medium and shadow, to demonstrate how light and shadow patterns show forms. This gives them extensive knowledge of the gradations of colour values.
In this part of the Still Life Drawing course, students must first complete all the exercises in the Bargue Plate Drawing programme, part of Charles Bargue's Cours de Dessin. The plates are grouped by skill level, and the teaching is structured in such a way that the student acquires deeper and deeper knowledge as they progress through the exercises.
Once this first phase has been completed, the students continue their studies by making plaster copies of classical and Renaissance figures included in the Cours de Dessin.
The white surface of the plaster allows the student to study and interpret the shapes without yet having to worry about the complexity of colour values and textures. Through this exercise, the eye is intensively trained to accurately see and reproduce nature, as well as to grasp a deep understanding of the mechanics of light and contours.
The plaster casts are grouped by skill level, and the teaching is structured in such a way that the student acquires deeper and deeper knowledge as they progress through the exercises.
Timetable: Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 1pm OR from 2pm to 5pm
|Prices||3 MONTHS||6 MONTHS||9 MONTHS|
|1 Day||428 €||856 €||1,165 €|
|2 Days||816 €||1,632 €||2,114 €|
|3 Days||1,164 €||2,328 €||3,140 €|
|4 Days||1,472 €||2,944 €||3,950 €|
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