Figure Drawing with Live Model
Drawing from a nude model is foundational for artistic training and provides a great chance for anyone interested in art making to learn more about representing the figure. Without the cultural and material layers of clothing the form and volume of the figure are most accessible and dynamic as a nude. The Macalester College Art Alliance has hosted professional models from the Twin Cities area for several years and is now offering weekly open sessions. The evening will start with warm-up sketches then after the halftime break will be spent on two longer (20-30 min) poses. All levels of experience and all nature of media from pen to paint to play-doh are welcome and encouraged! Every Thursday, 7-9 pm.
Macalester College Art Department Room 113 MN
I've hosted these sessions at Macalester since last spring and I've found the most important thing to do is make sure people that participants feel comfortable and aren't intimidated by the building, the artists around them, or the model. I like being able to have new folks come in who aren't necessarily art students and in the past have been able to welcome community members who have heard of us from friends and flyers. Taking Exco classes and being interested in education outside of the institution and access to and cultivation of a community's resources makes me excited that we can offer these sessions to a wider public. A series of free figure drawing sessions can be helpful for many an artist and provide a non-threatening way for people not used to drawing from a live model to get acquainted with the practice.
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