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. 

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

Jason Polins
86 Joys Street, Studio #51
Somerville, MA  02143

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

86 Joy St, Studio #51
Somerville, MA

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 <> or Michael Molino <>.

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