Figure Drawing: Inside & Out
In this week-long class, we will explore the interaction of structure, design, motion and expression in the human form by studying both the outer appearance and the inner anatomy of the body. In addition to improving visual language skills, drawing the human figure from observation helps to nurture states of concentration and focus, giving us a “time out” from a more distracted daily life. Working from the model and skeleton, we will balance traditional representational techniques with expressive, personal approaches to drawing the figure.
“During the intense periods of concentration required by drawing, thoughts unrelated to the activity temporarily disappear. By transferring your total attention to another human being in an attempt to comprehend the uniqueness of the living form, you can experience a pleasurable release from self. This kind of satisfaction is a delightful side effect of the process of drawing.” William A Berry, Drawing from the Human
Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center and her work is included in the Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum. Her drawings and installations have been exhibited widely including shows at Kean University, Clark University, Delaware State University, Brandeis University, Simmons College, the Brattleboro Museum, the Cape Cod Art Museum, B’NK’R Munich, Germany, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico and the MFA in Boston.
Linda has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work was featured in Boston’s ArtScope magazine, Boston Voyager’s Trailblazer series, Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women spring 2019 publication of Rejoinder and will be included in the forthcoming publications Emergence: the Role of Mindfulness in Creativity, and Loaded: Guns in Contemporary Art. A twenty year retrospective exhibition of Linda’s work at Drexel University, Errors and Omissions, is scheduled for September 2021 and her site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Philadelphia will be installed in May 2021.