October 12 - November 16, Fridays 10:30 amâ€“1:30 pm
Instructor: Carl Fougerousse
While studying the figurative work of Mary Whyte, including her use of color, value, and composition, this class will focus on rendering the figure, using both drawing and painting media. Students will complete detailed studies of portions of the human body, focusing on the anatomy of hands and facial features, in charcoal, graphite, and white contÃ© on gray paper, followed by color studies in either acrylic or oil paint. Attention will be paid to creating a full range of values and mixing naturalistic colors, corresponding to the subject. The class will culminate in a final painting of a costumed model standing in front of a background with strong horizontal elements, similar to many of the compositions created by Mary Whyte.