Body Beautiful II
Art of the Figure
January 5th - 27th, 2019
A January celebration of the figure with weekends of free drawing and programs.
Saturday, Jan 5
1-4pm - Quick sketches & long studies in the studio where a male & female model pose together
2-4pm - Open reception in the galleries and artist Nestor Madalengoitia will draw portraits using
scratchboard in Gallery 3.
Sunday, Jan 6
1-4 pm - In the studio, “Drawn In, Drawn Out” A figure salon where artists can sign up to draw and be
drawn by each other. Facilitated by Stephanie J. T. Russell who has been on both sides of the modeling platform.
Saturday, Jan 12
11 am-4 pm - In the studio, draw the model
2-4 pm - “Turn Drawings into Prints”. Bring a drawing and an apron — Printmakers Penny Dell and
Anita Fina Kiewra share their strategies for this transformation and help you print a monotype.
Saturday, Jan 19
11am-4 pm - In the studio, draw the model
2 pm - In Gallery 2, Curator Monica Church moderates a panel with Lindsey Guile, Siena Porta,
Stuart Bigley, Dan McCormack and others.
NEW!!!: Saturday, Jan 26
11am - 4pm - Freee Community Figure Drawing
Sunday, Jan 27
11am-4 pm - In the studio, draw or sculpt the model
2-4 pm - In the studio, sculptor Madeleine Segall Marx will demonstrate her techniques in evolving a portrait head.
Closing reception to follow in the galleries.
Free and open to the public.
Jung Yun Choi
Anita Fina Kiewra
Madeleine Segall Marx
Siena G. Porta
Stephanie JK Russell
Andres San Millan
Karl J. Volk
Sunday, January 6: 1-4 pm
Drawn In / Drawn Out:
A figure salon where artists can draw, and be drawn by, each other.
Why does a figure model choose to drape her hand just-so across a knee? How does s/he create a powerful impact with a simple shift of the waist? How does it feel to sustain the stillness and grace of a challenging pose... in front of several people whose eyes are intently fixed on you?
Why are we drawn in to certain poses, and what draws out the best in our figure practice?
Experienced models project qualities that invigorate the studio atmosphere, embodying a form we're compelled to capture on the page. By taking the model's role, artists can attain surprising new insights into that unique dynamic. Modeling can also tune us more deeply into the silent exchange between artist and model, and deepen our sense of how line is created from within a model's body.
In this special session, each participating artist will sign up for a brief turn on the modeling platform. Artists can choose to do a group of short gesture poses, or pose for 5, 10, or 15 minutes at a time. Artists will pose clothed, and can choose to sit, stand, or recline.
Drawn In / Drawn Out will be facilitated by Stephanie JT Russell, who has enjoyed many years on both sides of the modeling platform. She will share a bit about the impact modeling has had on her artistic practice, and will invite participants to comment on their experience of this session.