The Fundamentals – A Gallery of Student Work

I remember when I first offered the class called The Fundamentals of Drawing on Tuesdays from 17:00 to 19:00 in the Spring of 2017, I was doubtful that it would be at all popular: up until that time it seemed that most wanted to skip the drawing and go right to the painting (not realizing that in doing so they were setting out to build a stone castle over quicksand).

To my amazement, I was wrong.  Many did want to learn to draw.  (“If you build it, they will come”?)  And the results showing improvement—especially for those who had never drawn before in their life—were practically immediate.  This confirms something I’ve long believed: anyone can learn to draw and, while natural ability helps, it’s not essential.

The following gallery is a collection of student work from the Fundamentals class that spans a two-year time period: from the Spring of 2017 to the Spring of 2019.

If you too dream of learning to draw from life, keep in mind two things:

  1. It is never too late to start.
  2. It is a process that puts you on a rewarding creative path, free from all the clutter of this digital era!

Timothy Allen
September 18th, 2019
Rome, Italy