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Figure Painting Description

Three Days - February 20-22, 2020

Over the Three days, students will strengthen their drawing skills and anatomical knowledge through painting the figure from life. The class will begin with a series of short poses focusing on the gestural movement of the figure, leading to one long pose. The instructor will guide the participants through the drawing process with demonstrations and individual critiques. The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the dynamic gesture through accurate proportion, shape design and structural anatomy. After the block-in, students will move into modeling form through open and closed grisaille, understanding how light creates form. Comparative measurement, structural anatomy, materials, light and form will be discussed. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.


Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration.

Basic materials

burnt umber

raw sienna

green light

viridian green

ultramarine blue

burnt sienna

cadmium yellow

titanium white

cadmium orange

6 - 16x20 canvases

one quality cotton or lenin canvas, 16 x 20in., for long pose