ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Take your figure drawings to the next level with Experimental Figure Drawing. Textural and metadata surfaces become environments for figures ready to be explored in a cogent and exhilarating way.
Experimental Figure Drawing is a course which helps the artist to develop techniques of visualization and utilizes the expressive sketch as a stimulus for creative development. The expressive sketch records a visual idea at its inception and becomes the foundation from which options are explored, ideas researched, and outcomes projected. Artistically, the act of drawing is the making of marks, designs and patterns on a surface. By definition, to draw actually means to act upon something and make it move. Movement–of both agent and object–is essential to the idea of drawing. In this course we explore how movement and gesture can enable creativity and enhance the flow experience. This course also introduces the concept of Metadata, (textures) as a way to enhance the figure in space.
Keith Gunderson is an artist whose work focuses on the depiction of the landscape and the figurative inhabitants therein, as expressed through the immediate process of plein air. His drawings of the figure are executed in the same spontaneous approach of the moment, emphasizing the rhythmic and the vibration of color. Keith attended the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Art as well as the New York Academy of Art, Art Center College-Pasadena, and Studio Four in Chicago. He has studied with such notable instructors as Frank Mason, David Leffel, George Sotos, Harry Carmean, and Gustav Rehberger. Keith’s work has been featured in international publications and media.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$380 ($330 tuition + $50 model fee)
July 29–31, 2018, Monday–Wednesday, 9 AM–4 PM
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.