The Human Figure and Creating Characters
March 10, 24, 31, April 7 & 14
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $25 (No one will be turned away. Full scholarships are available. To receive a scholarship, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at email@example.com)
This online class will focus on drawing people and creating and developing characters.
The March 10 meeting will be a one-hour (1:30 – 2:30) introduction and course overview during which the instructor will discuss supplies, introduce herself and share some of her figurative work, and give students the opportunity to share their own figure-related doodles, sketches or drawings.
Each class meeting after March 10 will begin with a guided exercise focused on an important drawing skill, such as proportion, facial expression and body pose. The remainder of each class will be structured to allow time for students to work independently and receive personalized instructor feedback, and for opportunities to share and learn from one another. Each meeting also will include an appearance by a guest artist who will join the class for 15 minutes from their studio to discuss their work and show a work in progress. Guests will include artists with work exhibited at The Phipps and artists who created panels for Hudson’s mural Project 30.1 .
Students must have access to the internet and provide their own materials: a pencil, an eraser, and a sketchbook or unlined paper. A ruler and hand-held mirror also will be helpful.
Instructor Amy Noonan is a high energy, enthusiastic instructor whose passion for learning and exploration are contagious. Amy strives to create an environment that is engaging, fun and highly productive. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master of Science in Education-Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Amy has been attending workshops, making art and teaching for more than 30 years. Her wide range of experiences, extensive training as a teacher and unique style facilitate a rich learning environment for students of all ages and experience levels.