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Drawing Solid Form Beneath Clothing

9am – 4:30pm (lunch from noon to 1:30pm)

In this three-day drawing workshop, there will be both male and female quick gesture poses in order to warm up. For this special class, we will focus on learning how to draw the draped model and give a sense of form underneath clothing. The model will take a long nude pose while students draw. Then the model will take the same pose, but this time he or she will be in costume. This exercise will help students understand how to draw draped models in a convincing manner. This is a wonderful way to begin to develop the ability to have ‘x-ray’ vision when capturing the clothed model.

Drawing Demos

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.

To reach the reservations department of The Lodge, call (505) 992-5858 or (888) 563-4373. To receive the group rate, reference the group code ‘B05F15’ or ‘Bright Light Fine Art’.

Click on the following to book your reservation online at The Lodge.


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.


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