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The Figure within the Background

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September 19, 2023
September 20, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

The figure’s placement within a background is a complimentary relationship. Compositions are activated by the countenance of the figure and how it relates to the environment it is placed within. Here, the visual statement becomes pronounced. Our study will include drawing the figure, the landscape, and composition, with the intention to unite all elements into engaging images. We will be drawing and painting with mixed media on paper.

About the Instructor(s)

Natalie Craig's goal is to offer students avenues into their own creative expression. She presents foundations in drawing/painting basics, composition, and introduces the works of various artists to help promote expressive insight. Natalie is a studio artist in northern California. She holds a BA from San Diego State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has participated in arts residencies in the US, Europe and South Africa to further her own creative work.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Pencils – Soft leads 8B or 9B

• Pens

• Ink

• Charcoal

• Pastels

• Paints of your choosing

• Brushes of your choosing.

• Pad of 18x24 white drawing paper

• Sketchpad 11"x14" or smaller

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Acrylic Paints

• Miscellaneous brushes

• Pastels

• Rolls of drawing paper

• Pencils and pens

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