model fee included in the price of the class
Date: Tuesdays, January 19-February 23, 2021
Time: 10:30AM-1:30PM Pacific Standard Time
Level: All (some experience with figurative work recommended)
Medium: Drawing, Oil/Acrylics
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to 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. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
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.
You 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). Find out how to access the class group message board here.
Engage in ‘pandemic life drawing’ (drawing a live model via zoom) in this six-week course with acclaimed artist Gage Opdenbrouw. Beginning with quick drawings in simple media (pencil, charcoal, and ink wash) and working primarily with gestures, lessons will focus on responsiveness and crisp painterly decision making. As the class progresses, we will gradually introduce longer poses (still no longer than 2 hours) and begin painting, trying to hold onto the simplicity and immediacy of our gestural work while beginning to address the complexity of color. Emphasis will be on drawing, painting and, specifically, HOW we paint the complex with immediacy and hopefully some subtlety- a tall order! This class is geared toward the experienced figurative artist and is non-academic (we will not cover anatomy, etc, though it may be addressed as needed). Cost includes model fees.