Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Post Road Art Center in Marlboro to host figure workshops with Bob Collins

Study with Bob Collins during one or all of his 4 intensive figure and portrait workshops. These workshops will be 4 hours each and you will leave with an increased knowledge of drawing and painting the figure and portrait.

Monday, June 18th, 6-10 p.m.- Long Pose Figure Painting Workshop-$50

Monday, June 25th, 6-10 p.m.- Long Pose Portrait Painting Workshop-$50

Bring some newsprint and charcoals for warm up and then some of your favorite prepared surfaces and paints.  Let Bob help you hone your skill during these long poses and you will leave with some works of art!

Post Road Art Center  
  1 Boston Post Road EastMarlboroughMA      01752

Life Drawing classes at Hunakai Studios in Foxboro

Hunakai Studios are pleased to announce their summer Life Studies classes.  These are instructed classes on drawing from the model.  

July 10-31 Tuesday 6-8pm.  4 weeks @ $150 + $30 model fee
August 13-17 Mon-Fri 9-12pm @$250 + $30 model fee

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Painting the Human Head with Tom Ouellette

Self Portrait - Tom Ouellette

Painting portraits is a traditional path artists take to become an accomplished painter.  Tom's studio is carefully set up to provide optimum lighting conditions for painting from the model. A controlled palette for flesh is taught along with the four stages of painting. The advantage of this system, particularly for new students, is that the structure of this program keeps them on track. Students know where they are and how to proceed and can 'go back' a step or two without starting over. Their focus is guided and this gives more accurate and faster results. The model will take the same pose for four 3-hr classes.    8 weeks

Tuesday  1:30 - 4:30pm                                           $460
Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00p*                                            $460
Starts Tuesday, June 12, 2012

*Please note that the building is locked at 6pm. Please plan to arrive on time. 

Contact:  617-266-5140

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Boston Figurative Art Center announces Spring Schedule

Damon Lehrer will be teaching portrait and head drawing on Thursday nights at the Boston Figurative Art Center at 6 Vernon Street in Somerville, starting May 10 and running for 4 weeks.  For paying members of the BFAC ($25/month) the four class series costs $100.  You can join in at any point for $25/class if there is space.

Wednesday mornings at 10am -1 am he'll be leading a class on painting the nude, painting his own painting alongside the students as he demonstrates his techniques.  The pay structure is the same as the Thursday evening class.

Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, author of a popular book on perspective for illustrators, will teach a one evening "introduction to perspective" class on Wednesday May 16, at a special rate of $15 for members of the BFAC.

For more information please visit,, or email Damon Lehrer at

Monday, April 9, 2012

10 hour Figure Drawing Event at North River - Sunday, May 6th.

North River Art Society in Marshfield will host an all day Figure drawing/painting marathon on Sunday, May 6th.  A total of 9 hours of Figure Drawing/painting starting at 10am and lasting until 8pm.  The event will be broken into 3 sessions with varying formats so that everyone will be sure to get what they want at some point during the day.

Session 1: 10am-1pm
This will be a split room session.The models are Kylie and Melanie.Melanie will be doing short poses on one side of the room while Kylie will do a long pose on the other side.
Session 2: 1:30-4:30pm
We will have Ed ,Andrea, and Julia modelling together for this session.They will be in the center of the room and we will setup in the round.They will do 5 10 min poses to the first break and then pick one of those poses to do for the remaining time.
Session 3: 5:00-8:00
The final session will be a split room like the first session.We have Rachel and Nicole as our models.Rachel will do short poses on one side while Nicole will do a long pose on the other side.

Cost:  $25 for the day.  For one session or all sessions.

Contact:  Karl Nestelberger, 
     phone:   508-641-7543

Location:  157 Old Main St Marshfield Hills, MA

Please Note:  This should be a great event and it is open to everyone. No photography will be allowed.  Please RSVP and let us know which sessions you plan to attend.  Food and beverages will be available throughout the day but please feel free to bring something to share.  More snacks always make for a better event.

North River does have easels, but if your setup isn't too big, please feel free to bring your own.We will be tight on space so please think along the lines of french easels if possible.

Don't miss out on the fun.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Michael Bilotta - Beyond Photography

Sometimes I work with an artists that blows me away.  Michael Bilotta is one of those experiences.  While I have done lots of photo shoots, typically other than minor tweaks, that is the end of the creative process.  Not with Michael.  The photo is the jumping off point for his creative genius.

Michael starts with an idea and the photo is the first step.  Like a beautiful painting starts with a good drawing, Michael's art starts with a good photo.  Utilizing the tools of photoshop, he is able to coax the surreal imagery from his mind and soul to create images that provoke an inner stirring within the viewer.

Often it is said that the digital camera and photo has destroyed photography as an art form.  Take a thousand shots of something and surely there will be one good one in the bunch.  The evolution of technology and how it impacts art can be debated while in the meantime, beautiful works are being created via this medium.

While there is only a sample of the work in this blog post, you can view and follow Michael's work at his website:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ed and Andrea duo life drawing at Marblehead Art Association - April 2nd at 6pm

Come join the fun as models Ed and Andrea team up for a special session at the Marblehead Arts Association on April 2nd from 6 - 9pm.  This is a special one time event that will provide you an opportunity to draw two models at the same time.  A great challenge and lots of fun for all.  To participate in this event, please contact Margie Ditkin - email. or call 781-631-2608