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Why Paint the Figure – with Elisa Jensen
Please note that Why Paint the Figure – with Elisa Jensen will be taught virtually this summer. Faculty members have adapted lectures, critiques, presentations, and assignments to an online format and will maintain the high caliber of experiential learning and content that is the basis of the New York Studio School. Though in a different form, your education and experience, will continue; we look forward very much to your participation.
This figure painting class will explore in depth the development of figurative imagery in art. Focus will be on finding personal imagery and developing that imagery to the fullest extent by working from drawings, from the imagination and from memory. Sources will be drawings from the virtual model, the study of our own environment and transcription of specific masterworks, western and nonwestern, from ancient times to contemporary art.
The first week will involve a series of small drawings and paintings exploring color palettes, color relationship, scale and image. Week two we will develop 2 larger works based on the work done in week one.