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Figure Painting & Drawing
January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this class students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voice and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience. This class meets in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.
If you are a beginner to drawing from the figure here are some suggested supplies: 1 18″x24″ Newsprint pad ( for the warm up or gesture drawings, these are quick sketches and you may not want to use up your good paper) 1 18″x24″ drawing pad (nicer paper for long poses) Soft charcoal (my favorite is the alpha-color Char-kole 12 pack make sure you get the compressed charcoal not the pastel) An ebony pencil An eraser (just a regular eraser like you had in school) For more advanced students: All students are welcome and encouraged to work in the medium of their choice, In this class there will be students working in oils, acrylics, water colors, pastels, collage , and any combination you can think of….if you are painting we ask that you please bring and take home with you your solvent or water. We have several easels here at the center and plan to purchase more….it will be first come first serve, so you may want to come early to setup and assure yourself a good spot. If you would like to bring your own paint box easel feel free to do so. What to expect of this class: In this class we often use nude models sometimes models are draped other times we may use a clothed model in an interior. Artists will have the opportunity to paint or draw the model in various settings, lighting and props… There will be artists of different abilities in the same class, I feel this is a great way to learn. A beginner might work along side an expert and have the opportunity to watch him or her put things together. The creativity that moves around the room is contagious, often at the end of the class during the critique each piece will be completely different, just like the painters! Please keep in mind that this is not a competition, everyone has their own unique vision. I look forward to working with you!