Full course description
A comprehensive drawing program designed to empower the artist to create a personal point of view through the lens of Editorial Fashion Illustration. The class is open to any person, beginner or advanced, who wants to draw the human figure with clothes.
Each week the class will be presented with a formal art concept, or premise, that acts as a guide in which to work. Every premise builds upon the last premise until, by the end of the course, the student has a formidable toolbox of concepts with which to design their own unique vision or style.
A live model will be provided at each session for the student to experiment with basic principles of fashion proportion, line, and shape with the intention of developing a means of clear visual expression. Various techniques using materials such as charcoal, graphite, gouache, and markers will be introduced to devise new interpretations of the model and expand the student’s visual vocabulary.
Also an appreciation of Fashion Illustrators of the past and present will be briefly touched upon during the class, with examples in which to learn and be inspired.
You will need:
-18 or 19 x 24 inch paper pad, white, not newsprint.
-Large masonite or wood board, to fit paper pad.
-Ebony Pencil or Derwit #9B pencil, or charcoal pencil.
-Eraser, Pencil Sharpener
About the Instructor
Chuck Nitzberg has been living and working as an artist in New York City for 40 years. After receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island School Of Design he came to New York and began illustrating for periodicals such as Women’s Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Fashion Merchandising Magazine. He was an art director for several textile manufacturers and print studios, and created new looks for the garment and home furnishings market. Chuck’s fine arts work can be seen in the arts publications ‘Spunk’, ‘Vaczine’, and ‘The Archive’.
He has been in many group shows in New York City and Los Angeles, including The Society Of Illustrators’ ‘Line Of Fashion’, and a 2 person show at Prince Street Project Space. He is also the creator of the popular series of children’s books ‘Travels With Charlie’ published by Blue Apple Books. Chuck has been an instructor of fashion drawing at the Fashion Institute Of Technology for the last several years.