Drawing the Draped Figure
with Karen Murtha
In this weekly class we will draw a 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!
- Dates: Wednesdays, in 5-week sessions (9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26)
- Time: 5:00- 8:00 pm
- Instructor Karen Murtha
- Level: This is an adult (18+) 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.
A Rhode Island School of Design graduate and artist member of the Providence Art Club, Providence RI., Karen is primarily a figurative painter and illustrator,
working with oil paints, but also watercolor and conte’ crayon. She was working towards proficiency in the medium of solar print techniques.Karen recently had a solo exhibit, titled “Soiree” in the Providence Art Club’s Mary Castelnova Gallery. It was a colorful, elaborate collection of women figures.