Sat. 2pm - 5pm
Regardless of where you are in your figurative, artistic journey, drawing and painting from the live model presents the ultimate challenge.
Working from direct observation, students will use a limited palette as they continue to develop their painting skills. Students will learn how to set up an organized palette and work from dark to light to achieve harmonious color. Gaining the control of this palette will give student the opportunity to paint more accurate and quicker. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing, we emphasize an academic approach to capturing the figure & portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three or four week poses, each student will be given ample time to complete their study of the live model.
Visit our Figure and Portrait Drawing class for the drawing supply list.
What You'll Learn
Learn to block in the figure & portrait using simple values
Learn to work with a limited palette of colors
Learn how to mix skin tones
Learn to paint the figure & portrait in a representational style
Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Matt Duckett is a painter whose work examines the ghosts of tradition that inhabit our lifestyles, drawn from a deep involvement in the various places he’s lived, including Scandinavian cultural legacies in rural Wisconsin, the interplay of heritage and hardship in Irish immigrant communities in Chicago, and disaster-stricken refugee communities the Philippines, examining issues displacement and identity through the things we carry with us when forced to leave everything behind. Matt is completing a Masters of Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design.
Duckett’s work has been exhibited extensively across the United States and internationally and featured in national publications including Fine Art Connoisseur and Poets & Artists. Duckett has been passionately involved in developing arts communities in the various places he's lived, worked, and visited, being a key contributor to a variety of nonprofits, artist incubators and state and local arts boards to foster arts and education.
Figure Painting Student
The Kline Academy combines high caliber teachers with a relaxed and fun environment, and I am truly amazed at how much my work has improved since going there! The teachers really care about you as a person, as well as your vision for your work. You won't find a better art school to meet your goals than Kline!
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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!
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