Charles Bargue Drawing Course
Wednesdays 2 – 23 February 2022
Morning Class 10am-12pm
Duration: 2-Hour Class Each Week
Format: Live Online Zoom Course
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Charles Bargue Cours de dessin (or ‘Drawing Course’) still remains one of the most influential drawing courses in art education. Designed to instruct art students in the methods, techniques and 19th-century conventions for drawing, it was typically used to gain admittance into an art school or to raise the skill of an artist privately. Bargue’s drawing course outlines a very methodical step-by-step procedure for drawing, using (i) his own drawings after plaster casts, (ii) master drawings, and (iii) academic figure drawings, as the material for the student to study and copy.
Each class includes many demonstrations, guiding you in detail through the drawing process, interaction and discussion about the drawing method and techniques, and practical exercises which can be submitted by email for individual appraisal. This course is suitable for beginners, and for any professional artists who wish to fortify their skills and knowledge.
The careful study, the constant and repeated drawing of Bargue’s Cours de Dessin has given me more insight into figure drawing… What used to seem to me to be desperately impossible is now gradually becoming possible.
– Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90)
Please see further details including materials list (under “Requirements”) in the sections below.