Figure Painting

Students will learn to paint in oils from a live, nude model standing in a single pose for 5 or 10 sessions. This gives students the opportunity to really study the human form and create a painting with a higher level of complexity than what is typically found in most life painting classes. We will be working with oil paints exclusively for these exercises. Emphasis will be given to accurate drawing and proportions. Students will learn how to render the human form in terms of form and tone. They will learn how to mix realistic skin colors in order to render human flesh in paint.

Our instructors are professional artists with years of experience working from life. Individual critiques will be given according to each student’s skill level and progress which makes the course appropriate for beginners as well as advanced students.