Saturday, April 23, 2011

Drawing in the Gallery at the MFA

Starting in January of 2011 the MFA has enhanced its Drawing in the Galleries
program with the addition of a second model to each session. The public is invited
to draw the human figure the first three Wednesdays of each month from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, with a female model in one gallery and a male model in another. Elizabeth Taylor has been the facilitator for many years, and she has a gift for making the experience a very welcoming one. On any given session, folks of all ages and drawing experience grab a folding stool and gather to draw. Paper, pencils, sharpeners, erasers and drawing boards are all provided and models work clothed. There is a friendly flow
throughout the evening, with a mix of “regulars,” as well as visitors who come upon the group unexpectedly and try their hand. Elizabeth is now joined by a second facilitator, Joe Carrig, who teaches teen drawing classes at the MFA on Saturdays and in the summer program. Here is the best part of all - on Wednesday night admission to the MFA is free. See amazing exhibits and make some art of your own in the most inspiring setting and for the best price in town. Here are some of the art created at a recent Drawing from the Gallery session.



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sip & Sketch at the Artisan Asylum in Somerville

Event Description:
Want to practice figure drawing in a relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere? Then come to Sip & Sketch, Artisan's Asylum's all-levels figure drawing class, complete with libations! We will first learn to capture figures in short time frames, while our models move rapidly from pose to pose. Then we will move into long-form poses, in order to learn to look more intently and draw in greater detail. The night will finish with a group viewing and discussion of the work created. We will be working with both clothed and nude models.
In order to reward the concept of community, we will be offering reduced admission to those who bring a friend to this event, as well as offering free admission for those who have paid membership for the month of April. If you haven't become a member, this is a great time to join!
Note: We encourage you to BYOB.
No prior drawing experience needed.
A low-cost kit of materials will be available for purchase at the event. If students prefer to bring their own materials, they will need large-scale newsprint paper and charcoal or conte crayon or charcoal pencils (no hard lead pencils).
Instructor Biography: Jesa Damora
HilljackUntil recently, Jesa Damora’s art focused on enormous drawings, ostensibly about flowers but in fact about the vitality and wildness in nature and in ourselves. Under the pseudonym Belle Wether, she also did enormous drawings of men’s balls which not only raise the question "What do we really experience when we look at things we think we know about?" but also point to the waywardness of the male nude in art these past 150 years. When she lost the use of her dominant arm two years ago, she said, "drat! another ----ing silver lining!" and began a series of wildly colorful, fun abstracts. She has taught art through Prospect Hill Studio, her atelier in Somerville, for five years. Jesa is enormously entertaining to have dinner with. She is married to the Zen priest-poet John Bailes.
Event Time:
Thursday,  04/21/2011, 7 PM - 9 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Abstracting Painting from the Figure at the Danforth Museum

Well....the official deadline to register has passed but I just got word that if you act quickly, they are still taking new students.  The first class was today and it was interesting to see how the figure can inspire the creativity of an abstract artist.

Contact the Danforth soon if you are interested.

Link to their site here.

Phone 508-620-0937

Adult Art Workshops at the Danforth March - June 2011

Link here to see the lineup of workshops at the Danforth Museum in Framingham.

The Danforth Museum - Teens ALL DAY Workshop

For High School Students
Clothed Figure Drawing

Friday, April 22, 2011
9:30am - 3:00pm

For details contact the Danforth:  508-620-0937  or link to their website.