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Figure and Ground: The Figurative Composition

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Figure and Ground: The Figurative Composition
Natalie Craig
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

The placement of a figure within an environment enhances the composition's visual statement. In this workshop we will consider expressive composition. Where a figure is placed can make a statement of repose, deliver a political message, or serve as a poetic tribute. The variables in composition can include the scale of the figure, the nature of the background and the colors used. We will study elements of composition and media, and also view paintings and drawings created by a variety of artists to explore what contributes to the creative statement.

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

Bring the materials you like to work with such as:

• Paints

• Pencils

• Brushes

• Papers or Canvases

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Paints

• Nupastels

• Pencils

• Brushes

• Papers

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