Study self-portraits by Frida Kahlo in this weekend workshop while painting your own self-portrait in a similar manner. Kahlo’s self-portraits are biographies, as she surrounds herself with symbolic images representing her life and emotions. Full of vibrant color and emotional intensity, Kahlo’s paintings resonate with passion for art and life. Working from mirrors, you will produce one self-portrait along with several painting sketches. Oil or Acrylic paints. Some painting experience recommended.
(photo: Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940)
NOV 9 & 10: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, West Seattle
Fee: $235 / Time: 10am - 5 pm Sat/Sun
Exploring the Language of Line: Figure Drawing
Drawing is a visual language. Every drawing is a construction of lines that have a unique and empathetic voice made in response to each pose. Fugate will lead you through specific exercises with defined goals focused on using a variety of line, texture, and shapes that “speak” differently. You will work on short, gesture poses as well as longer more developed studies. Media include charcoal and ink on paper no smaller than 24X36”. This workshop aims to explore and expand your visual vocabulary—how it is you make marks, move the figure in space, and respond empathetically to the model and your materials while making lines and shapes. Some drawing experience recommended.
(Image: Barbara Fugate Gesture Drawing, 36x24", charcoal).
DEC 7 & 8: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, West Seattle
Fee: $115 both days; $65 one day / Time: 10am - 5 pm Sat/Sun
December ART Marathon! (no instruction)
MAKE ART from figure models for one or both days with a group of other artists in a focused and enthusiastic atmosphere. Pose lengths will vary from one-minute gestures to two hour poses. You can paint, draw, sculpt, make collages—your choice! I’ll be there working and timing the model. No Instruction.
(Photo: ART Marathon! 2013)
NOV 5-Dec10: all sessions at Woodland Pk. Zoo
6 Consecutive Tuesdays > Class fee: $195 / TIME: 1-4 pm
6 SESSIONS Sketchbook Drawing at the ZOO
Draw in sketchbooks from fascinating animals while exploring issues of color, texture, space, line, form, and composition. It’s a joy to be outside of the traditional studio investigating drawing concepts inspired by “models” at the zoo. A selection of drawing media will be used including color, both wet and dry media. Each lesson begins with a lecture at the zoo café before drawing together from a variety of animals according to the topic discussed. All classes are held at Woodland Park Zoo. There are plenty of covered (warm and dry) locations at the zoo in case of damp winter weather. All levels are welcomed. Zoo entrance fee is not included.