Familiar and ordinary, yet enigmatic and exotic; simple, yet subtle and complex, the human figure provides the greatest scope for the artist’s skill at conveying the three-dimensional fullness of the body on a flat surface and a sense of life in a still image. In this life-drawing workshop with a live nude model, we’ll practice making quick sketches to capture the basic lines of the body, and then spend time portraying the body’s volumes, proportions, foreshortening in space, textures, and patterns of light and dark. By the end of the day, you’ll have a working knowledge of the techniques needed to capture this most basic, and yet most elusive, living subject.
Rosamund Zander, L.I.C.S.W., is a family therapist and landscape painter. The coauthor of The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, she coaches businesses and individuals within the framework of possibility.