Painting the Life-Size Figure
This five-session course will give students the opportunity to work from a model on a life-size scale. Working in mixed-media, acrylic and/or oil paint, this series of classes will focus on one or two long poses with the live model to allow the students enough time to fully realize a large-scale completed figurative work. Each class will begin with gesture drawings to help students quickly record visual information, and inform the process of working in a large format within a limited timeframe. In addition to the investigation of anatomy and figure proportion, emphasis will be placed on the emotional presentation of the figure, and how materials, technique, color, and mark-making aid in the development of a visceral image. Books, slides, and art historical information will be presented and discussed.
“Wonderful, dedicated instructor who goes out of her way to encourage each students’ strengths and is honest with areas for improvement. A truly gifted instructor.” –Autobiography in Painting student, 2013