Stereometry: Box Figures in Action

This online course is dedicated to the stereometric rendering of the human figure. Stereometry has been around since the Renaissance and it is a very efficient way to study the proportions an volumes of the human body.

During the 6 weeks of the duration of the course, we will practice drawing the human figure as essential volumes at first at rest, then in dynamic poses and in narrative compositions, using famous artworks as a reference and from imagination.

Knowing how to properly draw box figures, is essential for the figurative artist that wants to draw proportioned human figures, understand its volumetric characteristics and refine the effect of the light and shadow on the human body. This is also a great method to capture its expressive and dynamic qualities and prepare compositional studies. It is also one of the essential steps in the study of Human Anatomy.


Drawing paper of decent quality, such as Strathmore Drawing, in any finish (medium, vellum or plate), you don’t need to use expensive paper but it is best if you don’t use newsprint paper.

Graphite pencils in B-2B gradations, a few of colored pencils in brown, red earth and dark blue.

Erasers and pencil sharpener. That’s it!


Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

Box Figures in Action
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