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Weekly Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 Drawing the Human Figure

Drawing the human figure at Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts 10 Meetinghouse Road Thursdays 9:30am to 11:30am with Laura Shabott. TO REGISTER:

For People who want to Begin or Begin Again to Make Art:

Figure drawing is the ballet of visual art. By drawing the figure for its own sake, to experience mark-marking with a stick of charcoal, the tool used in the first cave drawings, the act becomes an extension of ourselves. This discipline, when practiced over time, brings vitality to an artist’s practice. In this course, we will begin with warm-up exercises with a nude model, moving to longer poses throughout the morning. A still life arrangement will grow around the figure with the final week as a full interior setting. In this way, the compositions increase in complexity so that artists can experience proportion, rendering, perspective as well as gesture and expression. The last half hour will be a profile of a prominent Truro artist and how they approach drawing. There will be optional homework. $300.