Dr. Susan Fugate Brangers & Barbara Fugate - Movement in Stone (Online); Fridays, September 16-30, 2022

Date: Fridays, September 16-30, 2022
Time:  9:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time (12:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:30 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Drawing

Bring art history to life through sketching. Dr Susan Fugate Brangers and Barbara Fugate marry art history and drawing in this exploration of movement as expressed in Ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque sculpture.

At the beginning of each session, Susan inspires and engages your imagination with art history. The first class covers the ancient Greek’s pursuit of perfection of the human form and its movement in space. The next class reviews the revival of the classical form by Donatello and Michelangelo in the Renaissance. With the final session, Susan will focus on the Baroque artist Bernini, whose sculpture is a virtual explosion of movement with figures twisting in space.

Each art history discussion is followed with sketchbook exercises guided by Barbara. The exercises are designed to help you visualize in a two-dimensional way what these sculptors did in three dimensions.

All levels are welcomed.

Dr. Susan Fugate Brangers is an art historian and educator who sees art as a tool to explore past cultures and societies. She believes that connecting with the past can help us better understand who we are today. Susan received a BA in English and Spanish from Western Kentucky University and continued her studies at the University of Louisville earning an MA and Ph.D. in art history focusing on the Ancient and Early Medieval worlds. Susan worked for six seasons at the Roman villa archaeological site of Torre de Palma in Portugal which was the subject of her MA thesis. Her doctoral dissertation was on the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome and its role in the life of the city. Susan has taught courses in art history, aesthetics, and the humanities at Goldey-Beacom College (Wilmington, DE), Gage Academy of Art (Seattle), La Salle University (Philadelphia), and Marywood University (Scranton, PA). Most recently, Susan has developed her own online series of courses examining her favorite art history subjects called Friday Art History Hour. Susan’s published articles and presentations include “Political Propaganda and Archaeology: The Mausoleum of Augustus in the Fascist Era” and “A Revision of Villas and Bathing in Lusitania: New Data from the Area of Torre de Palma.”  

Barbara Fugate is a painter committed to making drawings and paintings that express life rather than imitate it. Discovering and experiencing “how things are” rather than “what they are” continues to inspire and drive Fugate’s art and art instruction. Fugate received a BFA from Western Kentucky University and a MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio. Fugate has taught expressive drawing and painting classes and workshops in Seattle, as well as international workshops for over 25 years. Schools where Fugate has taught include Gage Academy of Art, Seattle Pacific University, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (Victoria, BC), La Conner Art Workshops, as well as her own Seattle Weekend Art Workshops. Fugate’s artwork is published in “The Best of Drawing and Sketching” by Terry Sullivan, “Landscape Painting” by Mitchell Albala, and Margaret Davidson’s book, “Contemporary Drawing”.  www.barbarafugate.com

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.