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  • Description
    In this 8-week Live Class, Dynamic Gesture Drawing, presented by NMA founder Joshua Jacobo, master draftsperson Glenn Vilppu will teach you a drawing approach rooted in the Renaissance tradition yet applicable today in the world of fine art, animation, and illustration. Glenn will lecture on the concepts of gesture and rendering that will aid in the development of your figure drawings. Using a variety of drawing mediums, you will gain the knowledge needed to break down complex forms into simpler ideas, and at the same time, better your understanding of the human anatomy. Through Old Master analysis, you will examine the concepts presented in Glenn's lectures. This course will provide you with the real-time practice needed to take your figure drawings to new heights.

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  • Meet Your Instructor
    Joshua Jacobo is a fine artist and educator specializing in drawing, modeling, and sculpting the human figure. Currently, Joshua is developing a marble carving studio with his wife, sculptor Johanna Schwaiger, out of their home in Southern California. In 2011, Joshua founded New Masters Academy. Before creating New Masters Academy, Joshua helped design and launch the award-winning Vilppu Academy with his longtime mentor Glenn Vilppu. Other companies and organizations Joshua has founded or directed include: Art Mentors, Draw This!, NationofChange, and Truthout. You can read more about how Joshua founded New Masters Academy here. You can follow Joshua on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube.
  • Format
    This Live Class is presented as a pre-recorded lecture with live critiques. While it is encouraged that you attend class live on the dates and times specified below, it is not required, and you can still watch a DVR of the class between weekly classes, and turn in your assignments for critique.

    As a Live Class participant, you will attend class digitally, via a live stream which will appear on the website. Each week, you will be asked to watch certain sections pre-recorded course instruction, then complete the assigned homework. You will then submit that homework for an opportunity to have it critiqued live by the instructor. During class, you can talk with other students, ask the instructor questions, share your work, and receive feedback on your assignments.

    You must have an active subscription to attend this class. For more information, please contact us here.
  • Day and Time
    Classes are live once per week, Sundays 1:30 pm-3:30 pm PT Starting January 23rd 2022
  • How to Attend
    You will be provided with a link to the live class stream page shortly before class starts. Make sure you enroll for updates.