Online Drawing Course

Half Figure. Composition

January 4 - February 22, 2024

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn a professional way to find the right placement for half figure images in different formats. This course consists of 6 assignments (professionally filmed and edited Full HD video tutorials) with homework instructions, published in a certain order according to a schedule. The assignments can be watched at any time during the course and remain available afterwards. Each of them is heavily loaded with crucial iconography composition questions (scroll to see the list of assignments for details).

Preparing this course we selected 50+ icons of Christ Pantocrator. We will use them all as references to teach the logics and universal principles of image composition and perception in iconography. The goal of this course to provide students with necessary knowledge and skills to make good composition in half figure icons on their own.

Details

FOR WHOM

Only available to those, who has done both Half Figure Garments and Half Figure Hand Gestures. For those, who wants to have a more professional experience at this course, we highly recommend taking the Drawing the Frontal Face course prior to this one.

PRICE

260 USD or 245 EUR for 6 assignments with personal feedback. Payments are non-refundable. Students are accepted on a first come - first served basis.

DURATION

7 weeks
6 assignments

RESOURCES PROVIDED

Each of the assignments includes: a video with explanations a PDF file with homework, historical information, lecture summary, a folder with drawings, a folder (or folders) with medieval models.

All videos and images remain available to the students after the end of the Course.

LEARNING SUPPORT

Learners are expected to share photographs of their drawings in Google Classroom Stream. Personal feedback from the instructors with their corrections / comments / recommendations is given within 48 hour (weekends excluded). Feedback is guaranteed for the whole period of the course either written in words or/and drawn directly on the emailed image.

NECESSARY SUPPLIES

  • Paper: A4 or Letter format
  • Pencils: 2H and 2B (or 4B)
  • Eraser
  • Compass with two needles (caliper)
  • Ruler
  • Thick paper for templates
  • Graph paper A4
  • WILL I HAVE ENOUGH TIME

    We made this program as extensive as possible. Complex tasks are split into manageable parts, making the assignments squeezable between routine work and family duties. We hope it will allow everybody to study at their own pace. Please put about 1 hour for watching the video tutorials & at least 2 hours for drawing practice per assignment.

    Practical Matters

    Our online courses allow to study iconography at your own schedule and pace. Every course is made as a series of assignments - pre-recorded video tutorials with homework instructions, which can be watched at any time during the course and remain available afterwards. We launch a fresh Google Classroom for each course and encourage our students to share photographs of their drawings and paintings as often as they wish.

    Our Online Iconography Drawing course Half Figure Composition to starts on January 4, 2024. This course consists of 6 assignments, they cover all the most essential aspects of iconography composition. After the last assignment is published on February 8, students will have two more weeks to submit their homework for checking.

    Access to the Google Classroom and the videos is for the online course participants only and must not be shared with anyone else in any form

    Online Iconography Drawing Course

    Assignments

    ASSIGNMENT 1. Image Perception: Half-figure and Background
    ASSIGNMENT 2. Image Perception: Personal Traits and Objects
    ASSIGNMENT 3. Image Perception: Statics and Dynamics, Inner Connections
    ASSIGNMENT 4. Formatting: Narrow
    ASSIGNMENT 5. Formatting: Wide
    ASSIGNMENT 6. Unframed icons: Format Recalculating

    Learning Process

    Each of the 6 assignments includes:

  • a tutorial video
  • a PDF file with homework, historical information, lecture summary
  • a folder with drawings
  • a folder (or folders) with medieval models

  • Start each assignment by watching a video, taking notes and making sketches. They will help you to memorize all the new information. In order to master new skills and make them become your hands on experience you need a lot of drawing practice.

    The homework for each assignment is given at the end of the last video and also in description of each assignment. In the folders for each assignment you will find all the drawings and medieval models. We expect you to do your homework on paper of A4/Letter format and post it in the Google Classroom Stream.

    If you are not satisfied with your drawings and have not finished them, share your drawings at least once a week. Constructive feedback will help you to move on. If you are stuck and don’t understand how to proceed, post your drawing(s) with question(s) in the Stream. We are always ready to give a hand.

    The advantage of using the Stream is that you see other students' homework and teachers' feedback as well. You can spot a lot of interesting comments and suggestions that help in your work.

    We kindly ask you, take a photo of your drawings without distortion. When taking a photo, hold your cell phone or tablet parallel to the drawing. It will help a lot with your homework correction.

    We hope that at least for these one or two hours of drawing you will switch off or put your cell phone on “silent mode”. We also recommend asking people around not to disturb you and provide some peace for concentrated work. We insist on this because the learning process is more intense and effective if performed with a complete immersion in the process, thoughtfully and carefully.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with Google Classroom, please let us know via email. We will answer you as quickly as we can.


    Ready to Enroll?

    Iconography Drawing Course Half Figure Composition consists of 6 assignments and costs 260 USD or 245 EUR. This course is only available to those, who has done both Half Figure Garments and Half Figure Hand Gestures. For those, who wants to have a more professional experience at this course, we highly recommend taking the Drawing the Frontal Face course prior to this one.

    Making your registration payment, please provide a valid email address. We will use it to send you a personal invitation to Google Classroom.

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    If within 80 days from the purchase date you experience health issues forbidding you to participate in the chosen course, we will fully refund the cost of your order.

    Making your reigistration payment, please provide a valid email address. It will be used to send you a personal invitation to Google Classroom and for all the further communications. The Assignments are emailed on Thursdays at 00:00 AM Tbilisi time (GMT+4). Please, let us know if you have any further questions. If you wish to be informed about our future courses and other events, get in touch with us (top-right of this page) or subscribe to our regular Newsletter at the bottom of this page.