Classical Figure 

January - March 2023

The Long Pose

In the Long Pose Figure class, students use the sight size and comparison measurement techniques over multiple sessions to create drawings and paintings that are accurate in overall shape and true to life in value and color of a nude model.

Sketches are first made to explore the gesture, shape and values of the subject, then a final finished drawing of charcoal on Roma paper is completed before painting begins. If time permits, a historically based limited palette of oil paints is used on linen canvas to create a la prima paintings that reflect the overall light and shadows of the model's form. 

Tuesdays, January 17-March 21 and Thursdays, January 19-March 23 from 1-4

The Draped Figure

Drawing a draped model offers a chance for the art student to explore how depicting light and shadow create a sense of volume.

Sketches are first made to explore the gesture, shape and values of the subject, then a final finished drawing of charcoal on Roma paper.

Wednesdays, January 18-March 22 from 1-4

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"A Draped Figure" by William Dyce.