The Bargue plates are a series of drawings created by French master artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. Prints of his drawings created by lithographer Charles Bargue were produced specifically to teach all art students in France how to draw from observation. These plates set the standard for art instruction in the 19th century Western art academies. The prints were reprinted as a book in the early 2000’s and have again become the foundation for learning classical drawing.
The first three lessons in my Intro to Classical Drawing course are posted free here on my blog, so you can get a feel for the type and quality of training you can expect from all my online instruction.
Introduction to Bargue Plates
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These first three lessons are offered free as an introduction to our program. If you would like to continue you can purchase this whole course on the Courses page, or you can become a member to access all of our courses with the option to upload your work for feedback from our instructors.
Free Drawing Lesson # 1: Pencil Sharpening
Free Drawing Lesson #2: Intro to Bargue Plates: The Eye
Free Drawing Lesson #3: Constructing a Circle