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You should come prepared to have an experience. There is always a sense of fear and excitement when we step outside of our normal everyday experiences. Figure drawing is unlike any other academic drawing exercises. As you develop as a figurative artist you will have to find that connection between the models experience and your own. This can take many forms, empathizing with the model in a very difficult pose or even reflecting on the beauty or hardship of ones life as we move through our daily experiences.
We have found that many of our great moments in drawing happens when we are in the moment. Either channeling that connection, listening to the right song, or just having a great day can be the catalyst that puts you in a moment of inspiration.
Drawing is unique. You can create marks with whatever medium you are investing your time in. But this is more of a section to let you about the standards of the facilities.
Both the MIAD and the UWM Open Figure Drawing rooms and facilitators are setup to handle the standard drawing experience. These facilities provide much of the following: *
NOTE: If you prefer to use a drawing board, consider providing your own board. The classes can start to fill early. Also be sure to get there early so you can get a close seat.
Everyone is looking for a great drawing and a unique experience, but these are a few things that can hamper another individual's experience:
* This information is not defined by any documentation, it's just considered best practice. Feel free to research each program, group, or session for more information.