Thursday, December 8, 2011

Instructed Figure Studies December 28th, Hunakai Studios in Foxboro

Hunikai Studios will host an instructed Life Studies class.  Primary medium will be watercolor but all mediums are welcome. 

December 28th, 9am - 2pm

Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts
16 Chestnut Street
Chestnut Green STE 410
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-5665
hunakaistudio.org
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New England Artists-Models meetup hosts Drawing Marathon with multiple models Jan 14th in Harvard Square

The New England Artists-Models meetup group will host a figure drawing marathon on Satruday January 14th in Harvard Square from 2 - 5pm.  A variety of models will be on-hand to provide a figure drawing extravganza.  Mark your calendar and come join the fun.

Details can be found at the meetup website.  If you would like to participate, please RSVP at the website.  If you have questions please feel free to contact me directly via email or leave a post below:  ebarron99@gmail.com

Website address for the meetup group:  http://www.meetup.com/NE-artists-models-group/events/43193652/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Figure Drawing from the Imagination- Guided Sessions"

Mondays 10:30 to 12:30, $25 for members of BFAC ($25/month dues to be a member) $40 for non-members.  Adding Wednesday nights 7:30- 9:30 Nov. 30 through Dec.21.


Contact:  Meetup.com/Boston-Figurative-Art-Center

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Anatomy For Artists

Adult Course 
taught by Jeremy Angier

In this class, students will construct an écorché (flayed figure) using plastilene on a wire armature. Beginning with a schematic skeleton, students will add the main muscle groups and study their form and function. Students will also study proportion, figure structure and mechanics of movement, as well as the fundamentals of human anatomy as studied by artists. For students of all levels, but prior figure drawing/sculpture experience is necessary.
No Class 2/22
9:30 am – 12:30 pm 1/4/2012 – 3/21/2012
Tuition: $445.00
Early Registration: $401.00
Materials Fee: $60.00

Contact: Email Link or call 617.964.3424

Figure Drawing Intensive - Jamaica Plain with Robert Siegelman Instructor

Immerse yourself in drawing for a full and fun filled afternoon of drawing with a dynamic and popular teacher who will bring out your best. Using any media, draw from a live model and see the subject and your own work in new ways and with new inspiration.
Beginners and seasoned artists alike have enjoyed these intensive workshops with Robert Siegelman.
When:  Sunday December 4th, 1:30 - 5:30p
Contact:  info@eliotschool.org or call 617.524.3313

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Academy of Realist Art Boston - Annual Art Exhibition


Annual Art Exhibit
Students' and Instructors' work
Opening Friday, December 2nd, 5-9pm
Saturday December 3rd, 10 - 5p
Sunday December 4th, 11 - 4p

Academy of Realist Art, Boston 
112 South Street, Boston MA 
617-426-3006

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Life Drawing at East Mill Art Space in North Andover on Nov 14th - $10

There will be an open life drawing session at the East Mill Art Space in North Andover on November 14 from 6:30 - 8:30.  The contact is Caroline at 978-204-1382.  In case you need it, the address is 21 High Street . Building 34 . North Andover.


This group would like to have a regular weekly session but needs committed models and artist to make it a weekly session.  Please come out and support the group and let them know your commitment to make this a weekly session.


Contact:  Caroline Cole

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Figure Drawing Intensive - Robert Siegelman Instructor

TWO MODELS!  
Now that's Intensive!


Ever wonder what it is like to draw two models at the same time?  We are opening our Figure Drawing Intensive at the Eliot School with the opportunity to draw two models.  Ed Barron and Andrea Bonsignore will come together on the models stand to provide an afternoon of beautiful and interesting poses.


Immerse yourself in drawing with a dynamic and popular teacher who will bring out your best. Using any media, draw from a live model and see the subject and your own work in new ways and with new inspiration.


First session with two models will begin on Sunday, November 6th.  Come join the fun.


To register, go to the following link:
http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/figure-drawing-intensive


Additional contact info:  617.524.3313 · info@eliotschool.org





Thursday, September 15, 2011

Portrait Demo at Concord Art Association

Jason Polins  will be giving a portrait demonstration at the Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742, 978-369-2578.  Wednesday September 21st from 10:30-12:30pm.  Please stop by for an informative session with Jason.  At the end of the 2 hours, there will be a short question and answer session as well as a few other pieces on display to enjoy.  If you have any questions about the event you can contact Jason directly, or contact the Concord Art Association at the number listed above.
Hope to see you there!

Jason Polins
fol153@comcast.net
www.jasonpolins.com








Drawing into Watercolor




Drawing is an important skill for creating wonderful watercolor paintings. In this class you will learn basic drawing tools to improve your ability to draw from observation and imagination, and to carry you into your painting. Building on your drawings, you will analyze composition and experiment with exciting watercolor techniques for bringing your drawing to life, including washes & layering, dry and wet-on-wet techniques, and color mixing.

All Levels Welcome!  Adult/High School.


When:  Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Instructor:  Carolyn Newburger (email link)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Paint/draw the Figure, weekly drop-in with 7 week pose. At The Pilot Project in Harvard, MA



Looking for an opportunity to work on a project over several weeks?  Jill Pottle is hosting an open session for painting/drawing the model at The Pilot Project in Harvard MA.  The session will begin with some warm-up type gesture poses then move into a long pose that will be repeated each week for 7 consecutive weeks.  If you ever wanted to have an ample amount of time with a model to complete a painting, this is your chance.


WHEN:  Tuesdays. 9-12 starting September 20th
WHERE:  The Pilot Project in Harvard MA
CONTACT:  Jill Pottle at 978-582-0985 
EMAIL:  Jill Pottle

Figure Drawing at Academy of Realist Art, Boston


Sat. 10 - 1 p.m. Oct. 1 - Nov. 19

Thurs. 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 29 - Nov. 17

Instructor - Emmy De Musis

 Rendering the human form is the most difficult task in drawing; the beginning stages of construction are the most important. This 8-week course will address these early stages and their challenges. Working from the nude model, students will be given a step-by-step system that works to accurately capture gesture, proportion and body type. From this general block-in we will advance toward an exploration of the figure's specific contour and shadow line. This course helps students to master the early stages of figure drawing by practicing it. Most poses will be 2 weeks in length. All levels welcome. Cost $300.

Academy of Realist Art, Boston
617 426 3006
http://www.academyofrealistartboston.com/

New! - Saturday Portrait Class at Academy of Realist Art, Boston


Sat., Oct. 1st - Nov. 19th  Instructor - Brian MacNeil

In a systematic way students will learn how to accurately construct, draw and render a portrait from the live model. The emphasis of the first half of the course will be learning to see the structure, forms and planes of the head. Much attention will be given to the proportions and anatomy of facial features - helping to bring out the likeness and character of the sitter. In the second half of the course students will learn to carefully observe tonal relationships, compress the values and render the form conceptually. Cost $300

Academy of Realist Art, Boston
617 426 3006
http://www.academyofrealistartboston.com/

Joint Exhibition of Figurative Art on Friday, September 9th

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Portrait Sculpture - Quincy Art Association

Portrait sculpture will begin Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 10 am to 1 pm for 6 Sundays. We will create a life size portrait likeness of our live model (which can be a friend of one of the enrolled artists...model to be paid $10 per hour). The procedure will be hands-on and systematic: armature building, planar head construction, bone and muscle anatomy of the head, choosing a pose and expression, details of sculpting features, individual creativity encouraged (unique expressions for each of the artists is possible). Over 20 pages of reference photos and information will be distributed and a CD of class progress will be available at the end of the course. Class fee is the same as figure sculpture, deadline and address the same but indicate ATTN: Portrait sculpture.
Contact:  Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 or www.quincyartma.org 

Sculpt the Figure - Quincy Art Association

Join us for a 6 week in-depth class in sculpting the nude female figure from life in natural clay. Dan Myers, QAA's award winning sculptor and teacher, will guide all artists at every level in a systematic, hands-on method of creating a likeness of our model. The course will include gesture and pose selection, armature building, bone and muscle anatomy, details of features, use of specialized tools, encouragement of individual artistic expression, photographs of the leather hard stage, firing in a kiln, patina and mounting for exhibit. At least 20 pages of photos and reference materials will be supplied and a CD of photos of each stage will be available at the end. Class fee is $206 for QAA members (include extra $20 for membership) which includes everything: clay, model fee, use of tools, and firing in a kiln to permanent terracotta. The class will be offered on 6 Wednesday nights, starting Wednesday, October 5 , 2011 from 7 to 10 pm. Maximum class size is 7. Discount available for US service personnel. Deadline for class registration is Wednesday, September 28, 2011...first come, first served. Please send checks to Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Ave, Quincy, MA 02169, ATTN: Figure Sculpture. See Quincyartma.org for other QAA classes this fall.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Figure Drawing With Jason Polins


Figure class: 
Students will work in pencil, charcoal or oil paint. I will teach about line, form and proportion. The handling of light and shadow as it falls on the human body, giving a sense of weight and dimension to the figure. Rendering volume and color mixing via chroma, value and hue. Shape and composition being taken into account for arriving at a solid and integrated work, with an emphasis on realism and naturalism to the human body. I am offering 2 separate classes with long poses. 

When:
September 6th thru December 10th
Tuesday Mornings 9 - 12
Saturday Mornings 9 - 12

Contact:
Jason Polins
86 Joys Street, Studio #51
Somerville, MA  02143
jasonpolins@jasonpolins.com
www.jasonpolins.com
617-372-6555

Still Life, Bargue and Cast class with Jason Polins


Still life, Bargue and Cast class:
In this class attention to basic drawing skills via complex shape organization and compositional structure will be taught throughout the term. Bargue drawings are a process of flat copy work to teach a student about the mechanics of pencil and charcoal. Learning how to manipulate materials to express ideals of classical beauty thru reproduction of classical lithographs. Cast drawing is a continuation of the Bargue adding the complexity of rendering a 2D drawing as if it were a 3D reality, with a heavy concentration on values and accuracy. Usually cast work is charcoal on paper or oils on canvas. The still life component is for people to explore all the previous skills combined in a synergy of color and shape in order to push ones skills to new levels. Also using ideas like metaphor or purpose to a still life setup. Typically Still life work is oil on canvas, but it can also be pencil on paper as well as charcoal on paper. 


When:  September 7th thru December 10th
Wednesday Evening: 6:00 pm –9:00 pm 
Saturday Afternoon: 1:00 pm –4:00 pm



Contact:  
86 Joy St, Studio #51
Somerville, MA  
jasonpolins@jasonpolins.com
www.jasonpolins.com
617.372.6555

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Drop-in Figure Drawing Session Starts August 8th in Andover MA

Drop in figure drawing open to all Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting Monday, August 8, at the
East Mill ArtSpace in the heart of the historic Davis & Furber Machine Shop Complex in downtown North Andover, MA.

The sessions are uninstructed and open to all levels. It is open to the public, no commitment or membership necessary, just show up and draw!

Each night will feature a beautifully lit, live nude model taking a series of poses starting with two minute gestures and working up to longer poses up to 30 minutes. All mediums and all artists welcome whether you're a beginner or professional.

Do not miss this opportunity to sharpen your drawing skills while working from the live nude model. The model who is working on August 8 also allows photography at $1 per photo taken for those who are interested and would like to reference for finishing a work after the session.

The fee is $10 for the two-hour session. Just show up August 8 ready to draw or register and pay online and you will qualify for a $2 per session discount.

For more information contact Caroline Louise Cole at 978-204-1382 or via email at caroline.cole@EastMillArtSpace.com <mailto:caroline.cole@EastMillArtSpace.com> or Michael Molino atmikemolino@comcast.net <mailto:mikemolino@comcast.net>.

The East Mill ArtSpace is located at 21 High St., Building 34, North Andover, MA 01845. Check out our website, www.EastMillArtspace.com<http://www.EastMillArtspace.com> for directions.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Figure Drawing Intensive - Jamaica Plain with Robert Siegelman Instructor

Immerse yourself in drawing in an afternoon or full day of drawing with a dynamic and popular teacher who will bring out your best. Using any media, draw from a live model and see the subject and your own work in new ways and with new inspiration.  
This workshop is ideal for both beginners as well as seasoned artist.  Robert brings many years of experience as accomplished artist and teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA).
The July sections give you the chance to draw for an entire weekend.  Choose Saturday all day, Sunday all day or both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, July 9, 2011 — 10am–4pm
Sunday, July 10, 2011 — 10am–4pm
$130 each (includes model fee)
Take both Saturday and Sunday & pay only $240
or call 617.524.3313



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Classified Ad section of the Blog

On the right of the regular post you will see a new section called "Classified Ads".  This is a new service we are offering to list things you may have for sale or rent.  The first post is for a Studio Share arrangement in Lowell.  Check it out and if you have something you want listed, send me the details.

Monday, June 6, 2011

THREE-DIMENSIONAL KINETIC ANATOMY STUDY AT RISD

Rhode Island School of Art & Design
Providence, RI
Dates: Thursdays + Fridays 06/30/11 - 08/05/11
Time: 9am-4pm

This intensive course in human anatomy for the artist combines careful perceptual study of specific models' bodies with clear conceptual interpretations of the essential forms of the human body. During class time, students sculpt in plasteline clay from live models. Outside of class, students work on an ecorche, or flayed figure, in which they first sculpt a skeleton and then the muscles. This combination of perception (looking) and conception (analysis) increases one's ability to visualize the human body as layers of overlapping, bulging surface forms on top of rigid, planar and symmetrical core structures. In order to develop this theoretical construct, the course focuses on the body's proportions, the types and ranges of joint movement, and the relationships between underlying structures and surface morphology. Ultimately, students are able to look at a model from one point of view and visualize it as a systematic structure that can be simultaneously seen and understood from all views in the mind's eye.

Prerequisite: None

Tuition: $2,250.00    Lab Fee: $50.00


Instructor:  Jeremy Angier


For registration or additional information:   click here.



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Five Day Figure Workshop with Eli Cedrone at Hunakai Studios in Foxboro

A Five Day Figure Workshop with Eli Cedrone
Times:   July 11-15 6-8pm

Cost:     $175.00 + $15 materials fee.
For all skill levels. The theme for this class will be painting figures in environments. Explore people as well as the places they inhabit. Use oils or acrylic paints. 

Contact Eli at 781-443-4014 or visit the Hunakai School to register.


Eli Cedrone has spent her lifetime creating. A graduate of The School of Art & Design/Suffolk Univeristy, she studied art in Italy and at the School of the MFA, Boston. Her professional career began as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Bermuda, followed by work as an illustrator and fine artist in Laguna Beach, CA. Her paintings have been exhibited nationwide and she conducts workshops in the US and Bermuda, in the alla prima method.  

For a complete syllabus and/or more details about the class, please feel free to contact Eli directly or contact the school.

Hunakai School of Fine Arts
16 Chestnut Street Suite 410
Foxboro, MA 02035
(508) 543-5665

info@hunakaistudio.org

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Student Nudes - A Show - will feature live nude models - At William Scott Gallery Opening July 8th

Boston Figurative Art Center is please to announce the opening of a show featuring Student Nudes.  The show will actually open on July 1st with the grand opening scheduled to coincide with First Friday on July 8th.


Come join us to see selected figure work by New England area students- drawings, paintings, and prints; and watch demonstrations of model drawing right in the gallery.  Pick up a pencil and paper and participate.  


When:  Friday July 8, (with a smaller opening July 1), 
Where:  William Scott Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.  

Phone:  617 542 4040

Friday, May 27, 2011

5 Day Figure Drawing Intensive Workshop with Jason Polins

T h e   F i g u r e   i n   G r i s a i l l e
In this 5-day intensive workshop, learn the fundamentals of painting the figure in grisaille, exploring concepts of rhythm, gesture, line, value, and limited color.  Morning sessions will include demonstrations by instructors followed by short and long poses. Reserve your spot by filling out an application form available on our Facebook page, or by calling the school directly. Spots are going fast! Reserve your easel today.

Phone:  (617) – 372 – 6555  *  *
Email:  fol153@comcast.net

facebook.com/The-Boston-School-of-Painting

Still Life, Bargue and Cast class with Jason Polins

Still life, Bargue and Cast class:

Two classes
Wednesday evening 6-9pm 
Saturday afternoon 1-4pm

In this class attention to basic drawing skills via complex shape organization and compositional structure will be taught throughout the term. Bargue drawings are a process of flat copy work to teach a student about the mechanics of pencil and charcoal. Learning how to manipulate materials to express ideals of classical beauty thru reproduction of classical lithographs. Cast drawing is a continuation of the Bargue adding the complexity of rendering a 2D drawing as if it were a 3D reality, with a heavy concentration on values and accuracy. Usually cast work is charcoal on paper or oils on canvas. The still life component is for people to explore all the previous skills combined in a synergy of color and shape in order to push ones skills to new levels. Also using ideas like metaphor or purpose to a still life setup. Typically Still life work is oil on canvas, but it can also be pencil on paper as well as charcoal on paper. 

Portrait Workshop with Ian Factor

Two Days!
Saturday & Sunday September 17th & 18th, 2011
2 Day Portrait Painting Workshop
Cape Cod Museum Of Art, Dennis MA

Click HERE for the Museum website with all the details and to Register Online.
http://www.ccmoa.org/store/Product.asp?pid=869

Plein Air Workshop with Ian Factor



Two Days!
Saturday & Sunday June 11th & 12th, 2011Cape Cod Museum Of Art, Dennis MA
Click HERE for the Museum website with all the details and to Register Online.
http://www.ccmoa.org/store/Product.asp?pid=849

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Portrait Drawing Class with The Academy of Realist Art, Boston

Tuesday Evening Portrait Drawing Class

Drawing from the live portrait model, students will concentrate on perfecting basic skills like blocking in the big proportions and correctly placing features. These skills will set the stage for advanced stages of rendering and developing a likeness of the model. Short lectures will help students to understand what they see when evaluating the subject. All levels welcome.

Cost is $300. 8 weeks. June 7- August 2.  Tuesdays 6:00-9:00

Call to register or use our online "application for admission" form. 

Academy of Realist Art, Boston
112 South Street
Boston, MA

Bargue Drawing Class with The Academy of Realist Art, Boston

Bargue Drawing Class

The core drawing skill development in the Academy curriculum is done by drawing from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course Lithographs and from plaster casts (by master artists of the past). We are excited to now offer this course on the weekend in addition to our weekday program. This 8 week course will help students to improve their visual acuity skills, gain a better understanding of value families, learn how light and shadow describe form, improve their ability to accurately draw, and get better at analysis and self correction. Cost is $300. All levels.

Saturdays June 4-July 30, 1:30-4:30.


Call to register or use our online "application for admission" form. 


Academy of Realist Art, Boston
112 South Street
Boston, MA

Figure Drawing at The Academy of Realist Art, Boston

Saturday and Thursday Figure Drawing Classes 

Rendering the human form is the most difficult task in drawing and the beginning stages of construction are the most important. This 8 week course will address the early stage and it's challenges. Working from the nude model, students will be given a step-by-step system that will improve their ability to accurately capture gesture, proportion and body type. From this general block-in, students will advance towards an exploration of the figure's specific contour and shadow line. Poses will range from  three to six hours. Students will receive individual attention and work at their own pace. All levels are welcome. 

Cost is $300. 8 weeks. Saturday mornings June 4- July 30,  10:00 - 1:00. Thursdays June 9-August 4, 6:00-9:00pm

Call to register or use our online "application for admission" form. 


Academy of Realist Art, Boston
112 South Street
Boston, MA


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer is a good time to visit other drawing groups.

Summertime affords the opportunity to draw in beautiful places.  There are sketch groups located in lovely locales, and dropping in for a session while on vacation is an enjoyable way to meet other artists and experience a glimpse into communities of artists working in every corner of New England.  Here are a few groups we recommend.  If you have a favorite group you frequent during the summer months, please share by sending me an email with the details.

Westport Art Group
On June 24, the 6th annual Go Figure! Show and reception will be at the Westport Art Group's (WAG's) center, 1740 Main Road, Westport, MA, from 5-8 pm.  This informal gathering features drawings and paintings done in the past year by attendees of the weekly figure workshop; refreshments will be served.  The figure workshop meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9 am-noon at the WAG center.  (Artists need not be members of WAG to participate.)  Fees are $15 per session or $40-50 if paid on a monthly basis.  Artists provide their own materials; there is no instruction.  For more information, please call Carolyn Winter at 401-316-8272.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Provincetown is, of course, a well-established destination for artists.   Below is the info for their sketch schedule:
Life Drawing: Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am-11:30am, year-round.
No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome. Male and female models provide a variety of poses. Easels are provided, but participants must bring all other supplies.Fee: $10 per session, $45 for 5 sessions.

Rockport Art Associaiton
Another famous destination for artists,  the RAA schedules a variety of sessions working with a model, both indoors and outdoors.  The shorter pose Monday night sessions run from 7-9:30, and more session information can be found at the following link:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Learn to Draw the Figure with Boston School of Painting - Jason Polins Instructor

Students will work in pencil, charcoal or oil paint to learn about line, form and proportion. The handling of light and shadow as it falls on the human body, giving a sense of weight and dimension to the figure. Rendering volume and color mixing via chroma, value and hue. Shape and composition being taken into account for arriving at a solid and integrated work, with an emphasis on realism and naturalism to the human body. Students will work from a live model in a long pose format.  


Two different time slots are available to provide scheduling flexibility:


Tuesday morning from 9am - 12pm starting May 17th
Saturday morning from 9am - 12pm starting May 21st.



Fees:
Each class runs for 13 three-hour sessions.  The cost is $480 per class.


Studio address is:
86 Joy St, Studio #51
Somerville, MA
02143
jasonpolins@jasonpolins.com
www.jasonpolins.com
617.372.6555


About the Artist:


Jason Polins received his BFA from Boston University in 1994 and went on to study in Florence Italy atThe Florence Academy of Art. During that time he honed his skills as a realist painter, fulfilling his studies in 1997 and receiving their certificate of completion. Upon returning to Boston he has continued painting and studying with various notable painters, such as Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia, and Gary Hoffmann in Boston. Having always felt a strong connection to the heritage of painters of The Boston School of Painting he endeavors to pursue the ideals of strong drawing skills, composition, and color in each of his own works.