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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.