Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Alex Woo's Gesture Drawing 101



I would like to take a moment to plug Alex Woo's new gesture drawing class. Alex is a good friend of mine, a fellow Pixarian and a heck of an artist. You may remember him as the director of the Rex Steele animated short.
Anyway, Alex has been teaching the gesture drawing class at Pixar for a while now and has decided to adapt his class into an 8 week curriculum that will be offered to the public for the first time.

Here are the details:

The course will consist of 8 classes over the course of 8 weeks. The curriculum will be as follows:

Week 1: Line - Distilling the pose to its essence
Week 2: Shape - Abstracting the pose
Week 3: Silhouette - A clear read
Week 4; Space - Creating depth and dynamics
Week 5: Exaggeration - Pushing and pulling a drawing
Week 6: Extrapolation - Seeing beyond the surface
Week 7: Story - Giving your drawings context
Week 8: Final Review

The class will meet on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm at 160 Folsom Street in San Francisco starting June 16th and ending August 4th, 2011.

Tuition will be $800 for the entire course (all materials will be provided).

Class size will be limited to 12 students.

If you're interested and/or would like more information, you can email Alex at alex@woohoopictures.com.

7 comments:

K said...

It would be nice if this course is put on Schoolism, for us folks who don't live in the area.

bpresing said...

He is indeed planning on doing just that.

me said...

GAH! Already full. :(

Charmaine D'Silva said...

Dear Bill...I am a huge fan of your work and read your blog regularly! I was actually part of the catering/serving staff at the wedding (I think it was you) you and your wife attended in Toronto this past weekend. I wanted to intruduce myself but thought it was a bit inappropriate since I was working.

Hope you guys had fun.....all the best . Charmaine
www.charmainedsilva.com

bpresing said...

Hi Charmaine,
Yup that was me alright. You should have introduced yourself I wouldn't have minded. A wedding is a party after all. Nice drawings on your blog, very appealing and very feminine. The food and service at the wedding were good too ;)

Faerydae said...

Oh WOW I sure wish that I could take that class! I need to make more money so I can afford to go to such things! lol!

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