saturday afternoon workshops

Choose from one of these workshops on Saturday afternoon:

© melanie reim

© melanie reim

THE CALLIGRAPHIC LINE

Found in Translation

The smooth, cursive lines of time traveled scrolls and alphabets provide the influence for an expanded way to traverse through your drawings, sometimes with a single stroke. Using a practice of a variety of weight of lines, and a playful way of interpreting the feeling of the pose, we’ll embrace a new way to describe familiar figure landmarks and expression. You’ll need a brush pen and/or brush and ink for this one!

Instructor: Melanie Reim

Level: All Levels

© margaret hurst

© margaret hurst

MARK MAKING

Texture, Pattern and Design

Marks are the conversation of drawing. They create shape and move line in dimension and space. Working with marks in life drawing adds personal style, distinguishing the individuality of both model and artist. Through a series of demonstrations and exercises, we’ll play with mark-making to create different textures, patterns, and intensities in your unique language of drawing. Please bring a several tools for variety of texture - charcoal, pen, and brush.

Instructor: Margaret Hurst

Level: All Levels

© veronica lawlor

© veronica lawlor

Color and form

Vibrations of Hue

If you want to learn to paint, learn to draw. Drawing the figure can be a point of departure to studying the form, aura, and expression of color that lies within. We will go through a series of abstract exercises in shape and transparency with the figure that will allow you to explore how your draftsman’s sense of line and mark can create vibrations of color that are uniquely yours. Suggested materials for this workshop would include soft pastels, watercolor and brush, colored pencils, and any other color materials you like to work with. Oil crayons are fine but no oil paints please; only water soluble materials.

Instructor: Veronica Lawlor

Level: Intermediate/Advanced