Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Sight Size

Sight-Size is a method of drawing an object exactly as it appears to the artist.  It is done on a one-to-one scale. It was developed in the 19th century.  The rules are rigid and there is like room for creativity however, it builds your ability to see, replicate and render objects from direct observation.  It is a technique that is used widely in many workshops/ateliers in Florence.

Step by step instruction by Tim McGuire


Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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