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Drawing the Dressed Figure

01/27/2024 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drawing the Dressed Figure Workshop

with Karen Murtha

In this workshop we will draw a live, spot lit model with the goal of learning to understand the structure of the human figure. We will study proportions, perspective, light and shadow to accomplish a correct rendering. Drapery or clothing add another level to your drawing, portraying the folds, creases and patterns or print of the fabric is a fun challenge!

  • Date: Saturday, January 27th
  • Time: 10:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Workshop fee: $85 / $65 WCFA Members
  • Instructor Karen Murtha
  • Level: This is an adult (16+) class. Some drawing experience is helpful but we encourage new artists especially to experience drawing from a live model. Instructor assistance and examples will be provided.
  • Materials: Students should bring their favorite drawing materials that they are most comfortable with. Suggestions are soft pencils, charcoal or conte crayon. Pastels or paint for those more adventurous and best suited for long poses.

Instructor bio:
A Rhode Island School of Design graduate and artist member of the Providence Art Club, Karen is primarily a figurative painter. Inspired, when young, by the
beautiful paintings in her grandmother’s family home, she began to paint, working in the classical tradition to capture the light, architecture, and the human figure. She is especially fascinated by the little vignettes of people in all kinds of situations, finding the positions, gestures, and movement, the true expression of a person, and the way they relate to one another. Within those interactions, relationships, and the surroundings, a unique story is conveyed.
In the quest to achieve authenticity, a personal expression was created of that beautiful illusion of the moment. Oil paints are most frequently used as her medium of choice . Her application is used on canvas, linen and wood.

Image credit: Karen Murtha

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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Warwick Center for the Arts
3257 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI 02886 United States
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