In this figure drawing workshop, learn to draw from a live nude model. Explore how to use proportion, measurements and reference points on the skeletal and muscular systems to create life-like drawings. Topics covered include establishing the gesture, blocking in major masses, contour drawing, comparing measurements, skeletal points and muscle groups, using proportional systems and "zones of illumination." Leave with some finished drawings, handouts on anatomy and a lot of information to refer to for future drawing practice.
About the Instructor
Rita Alves studied figurative drawing and painting with Steven Assael, Vincent Desiderio, and others at the New York Academy of Art. She has taught Life Drawing and Introduction to Drawing at Portland State University and is a member of Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the country including Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Varnish Gallery in San Francisco, and Gretchen Schuette Gallery in Salem, Oregon. She has lectured on contemporary art topics at the College Art Association and Southeastern College Art Conferences. Her approach to teaching combines demonstration, individual feedback, and technical information.
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