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The Figure in Background and Landscape

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May 29, 2024
May 30, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

The figure’s placement in the background of a work of art 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. Participants will study individual elements of drawing the figure, the landscape and the composition itself, with the intention to unite all these elements into engaging images. Participants will be drawing and painting with mixed media on paper and working with models situated in both indoor and outdoor environments.

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





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


Rolls of drawing paper

Pencils and pens

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