Learn the fundamentals of composition in figure
9am – 4:30pm (lunch from noon to 1:30pm)
This class will focus on capturing the gesture in the figure. While we will emphasize shorter poses, the longer poses will allow students to take their drawings further without losing the gesture or line quality. The drawing instruction will help in the painting class where achieving a good gesture will give the figure presence in a room environment.
There will be a drawing demonstration on the evening before class begins to orient students to the power of the gesture and how that translates to the clothed figure as well. There will be at least one other demonstration on subsequent evenings of the drawing workshop. During class, however, instructors will help students individually with critiques and demonstrations on the margins of students’ work. This class will help students animate their clothed figures in their own work.
Accommodations and Meals
For those students staying at The Lodge—an updated Southwestern hotel sitting atop a hill overlooking Santa Fe—classes will be just moments away each morning after enjoying a complimentary breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day in a break room for the students’ convenience and comfort. The hotel also has a hot tub and two fireplaces—one outdoors and one in the lobby—for the students’ use, as well as frequent shuttles to Santa Fe’s historic downtown plaza. Students can either bring their own lunch, drive to many nearby luncheon places or take the shuttle to nearby shopping malls for lunch, which will be from noon to 1:30pm every day.
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All instructor demonstrations will be held after class in the hotel’s stage-lit theatre from 5 – 7pm, maximizing working time in class as well as giving students the rest of the evening to enjoy the great restaurants and sights in town. The exact schedules will be announced about a month before the workshop begins.