Stacy Kamin – Sketching the Figure in the Environment (Online); Tuesdays, September 5-26, 2023

This class is no longer available for registration. Please view our Online Course Catalog for current class listings.

Date: Tuesdays September 5-26, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:00 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Pen and watercolor

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Learn how to capture the energy and movement of people in their different environments through the art of sketching with Stacy Kamin. Throughout the course you will learn how to sketch people in various locations using contour drawing techniques and discover how to quickly capture the essence of a person’s movement through gesture drawing. Among other topics, you will learn how to draw people in perspective and how to simply and effectively group them together in busy scenes, whether it be at a bustling farmer’s market or in a serene church setting.

This class is suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike and will provide you with new skills and techniques to take your sketching to the next level.

Stacy Kamin studied illustration and traditional animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, earning a BA in 2000. After graduation, she interned with a small animation company long enough to realize that illustration was not her calling, although a fascination with capturing movement was. This she would explore through line and paint as a fine artist. Having grown up in the cosmopolitan city of Washington, D. C., Stacy Kamin has lived a life any aspiring artist would envy. Providence brought her into the world with a mother who nurtured Stacy’s interest in drawing and painting every step of the way. Noted artist and teacher, Jacqueline Kamin, indulged her child’s art supply caprices and enrolled her in children’s classes at the National Gallery at a very young age. Art was alive in this bright artistic spirit, and as Stacy herself says, “Creating images from pencils and paint was like magic to me. I knew early on that I had to be an artist.” She joined her family in Los Angeles and there found a well-respected Chinese artist, Shuqiao Zhou, to mentor her privately for six years. Zhou’s teachers came from the great Russian lineage of Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov, and through this expressive tradition, imparted a love of paint that is still a hallmark of Stacy’s work. Drawn to the dramatic effects of Rembrandt, Stacy sought out the instruction of two well-known masters of this knowledge—David A Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. She credits their influence for the startling light that she is able to achieve in her own work. “They introduced me to Abstract Realism, a way of painting so rich that I can’t imagine my education ever ending—I will be a student of this great tradition for my entire life.” www.stacykamin.com

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