The human figure comes in all shapes and sizes, but it also remains a classic when captured from life – the one-armed greek youth at the museum has a lot in common with posers trying to make some extra money to get through college and graduate in 2009.
Illustrator Daniel Leigey’s classes will provide a full understanding of drawing: design, gesture, light and shade, anatomy, line, perspective, mass and proportion. These elements will aide the artist in traditional or contemporary practices. The course is designed to assist all artists, whether beginner or advanced students who want to keep up their skills. Daniel is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York state, and further studies include Ramapo College, Vytlacil School, and the Art Students League, also in New York. This July, Leigey will further explore academic figure drawing in the 19th century French academy style at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy.  In Beaufort, classes will be held Wednesday nights at the Arts Council of Beaufort County, at 1111 Boundary Street in uptown Beaufort, from 6 to 9pm, and the cost is $60 per month. Two introductory classes will be free of charge, on Friday March 21 and 28.
    Newsprint pad or drawing pad along with a regular pencil will suffice for the first class. A drawing board and kneeded eraser is highly reccomended, total cost under $15 at Michaels.