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Expressive Figure Drawing: Contemporary Realism

Instructor: Susan O’Neill

Explore the meaning of classical realism and abstraction in figure drawing. Lessons, in contrast, link the representational figure to the abstract, This term focuses on capturing lively expressive figurative drawings, while understanding essential anatomy for the artist. In this class, students are encouraged to push their limits and explore hidden curvilinear elements riddled throughout the figure and the pictorial space with classical and contemporary mixed-media materials. Each week, while working from a live model, emphasis is placed on careful observation of gesture and anatomical structure, line quality, and composition using traditional historical and modern works of art, instructor demonstrations, with focus on understanding skeletal and muscular anatomy while creating a dynamic finished drawing. Model fees are extra.

This class requires supplies. Most supplies and supply lists may be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217. The store hours are 11am – 5pm, 7 days a week. You can reach the store at: 703-548-8127.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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