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Once a month, on a Thursday is Figure Night featuring a clothed or nude model for artists to draw or paint.

Tonight we are featuring a couple modeling romantic poses. Bring your Valentine and share a night sketching or painting the human figure. The regular practice of drawing and painting the figure is the best way for an artist to improve their skills of observation. The human figure is challenging but the practice of life drawing and painting provides a clear path for further learning and knowledge, as the desire to express what we see in the human form better inspires us to keep going. Sessions will start with a few short poses to warm up and move to a long pose for an hour and a half.
Bring your supplies and your own portable easel or reserve an easel.

Susan Overstreet
Susan Overstreet’s creative process of weaving vibrant colors with a technique of palette knife and brushwork captures a visual tapestry between abstract imagery and representation. Overstreet’s bold expressive style is driven by unique natural elements found on Cape Cod that offer an evolving kaleidoscope of color. “I work quickly. Capturing the subject extemporaneously is vital to breathing life into it visually,” explains Overstreet. “Knowing what the paint can do by experimenting with its properties, I move the paint around the canvas until the image emerges.” She paints en plein air and in the studio, inspired by both landscape and the human figure. Susan completed studio work at George Washington University and continued studying fine arts at the Corcoran School of Art and the Art League School of Alexandria. Her work was accepted in many juried competitions in Virginia and now on Cape Cod. Susan has exhibited at The Provincetown Art Museum, The Cotuit Center of the Arts, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She taught art to children in Fairfax Public Schools and served as president of the Springfield Art Guild. Susan has taught at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Milford Arts Council, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the Creative Arts Center of Chatham, the PAAM and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. She now teaches exclusively at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod as the Resident Art Educator, where she has her studio. Susan teaches painting, drawing, holds monthly Figure Night and Paint Nights, leads sketching tours, and is available for private lessons. She is represented by Tracy Lindholm Nee in Dennis, MA

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