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Video Art Lesson: Fabulous Figures!

  • Art Making Activity
  • February 8, 2021

    Above: Fabulous Figures for Family Day!

    Learn how to draw the human figure with the whole family in this active Family Day video art workshop. The Richmond Art Gallery’s art instructor will guide you and your family through movement games inspired by the Inaction exhibition, and then demonstrate how artists capture the sense of movement in figure drawing. Get moving, get drawing, and have fun! Suitable for all ages and abilities.

    The Province of British Columbia has provided the Richmond Art Gallery a grant in support of our free, community Family Day activity. To learn more visit: BC Family Day

    Materials:

    • Paper
    • Pencil or drawing tools of choice (crayon, marker, etc.)

    Procedure:

    • Watch the lesson by clicking the video to the right.
    • Try some different body poses.  Think about ways to act out different feelings or actions.
    • Experiment with using furniture such as chairs or tables to help support your poses.
    • Take turns posing and drawing your family members as they pose for you.
    • Experiment with drawing quickly, or drawing to music.

    If you want to share your art online, post with #RAGatHome or #RichmondConnects.

    To learn more, check out these related links:

    Inaction exhibition page.

     

    Above: Fabulous Figures for Family Day!
    WATCH: In this video, we look at the work in the Inaction exhibition and learn how to draw the human figure.

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