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Open Studio Model Sessions
Section A Meets 9/28/2014 to 12/14/2014
from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Section B Meets 9/30/2014 to 12/9/2014
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Open studio model sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live figure. Each section includes two models- one for quick poses for sketching and one for sustained drawing or painting. A class coordinator will ensure the quality of each session. No formal instruction is offered and there are no prerequisites. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and continuing studies students. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run. Section A will not meet on October 19 and November 30, Section B will not meet on October 21.
The Drawing Zoo
Section A Meets 9/8/2014 to 12/15/2014
from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Before the progressions of photography and taxidermy in the mid-1800s, artists depicting animals worked from live observation. Iconic pieces such as the Capitoline Wolf, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, and the works of Beatrix Potter were all done from observing live animals, whether in a zoo, in a studio, or in nature. In this open studio, artists can continue the practice of having live animals as models. The instructor is a trained animal handler and will pose the animals for artists to draw, paint, photograph, or sculpt. Artists learn to express animal anatomy, behavior, and movement in their work. For the first half of the semester,
the animals will pose alone/with articulated skeletons for the artists to study the movement, anatomy, form, etc. In the second half, artists will work from posing the animals in an environment or scene. Artists can work in a variety of 2D mediums and should bring their own supplies. Note: This course is limited to 15 students. No class on October 20.