FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

Drawing & Painting the Figure II

Drawing & Painting the Figure II WEEK 7: July 21 to July 26 TUITION: $650 WORKSHOP: 9am-12pm DISCIPLINE: Painting OPEN TO ALL ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE

Two of Provincetown’s favorite artists join us as faculty for a weeklong workshop devoted to drawing and painting the figure. Larry Collins teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Forrest Williams teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday. Friday brings both faculty together for a collaborative teaching day. Includes mid-week conversation with Collins & Williams on the Art of the Figure. See website for faculty workshop descriptions, bios & materials list.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: Larry Collins – Drawing

We will focus on some basic but often overlooked skills necessary for producing successful objective figure drawings. Proportion, basic structures and anatomical landmarks, and skills for measuring, drawing cylinders, and modeling forms in light and shade will be covered. Using charcoal on paper and a live model, we will begin to combine what we know with what we see.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Forrest Williams – Painting

Instruction in painting from the live model. Students will be encouraged to create a basic palette from observation of the model, using oil paint. Setting up a composition on either canvas or panel (student’s choice) will be considered. Students will receive individual instruction as they develop a figurative painting from observation. We will emphasize the basic forms of the figure as well as value and light and shadow. Students are encouraged to arrive with a pre-tinted (and dry) canvas or panel, which will provide a ready-made ground upon which to build the painting.

BIOGRAPHY

Two of Provincetown’s favorite artists join us as faculty for a weeklong workshop devoted to drawing and painting the figure. Larry Collins teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Forrest Williams teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday. Friday brings both faculty together for a collaborative teaching day. Includes mid-week conversation with Collins & Williams on the Art of the Figure. See website for faculty workshop descriptions, bios & materials list.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: Larry Collins - Drawing

We will focus on some basic but often overlooked skills necessary for producing successful objective figure drawings. Proportion, basic structures and anatomical landmarks, and skills for measuring, drawing cylinders, and modeling forms in light and shade will be covered. Using charcoal on paper and a live model, we will begin to combine what we know with what we see.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Forrest Williams - Painting

Instruction in painting from the live model. Students will be encouraged to create a basic palette from observation of the model, using oil paint. Setting up a composition on either canvas or panel (student's choice) will be considered. Students will receive individual instruction as they develop a figurative painting from observation. We will emphasize the basic forms of the figure as well as value and light and shadow. Students are encouraged to arrive with a pre-tinted (and dry) canvas or panel, which will provide a ready-made ground upon which to build the painting.