ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
The human figure has unlimited potential as a subject matter for creative expression. It is who and what we are. The Expressive Figure is a course which helps the figurative artist to develop techniques of visualization and provides guidance and intentions as a stimulus for creative development. Figure drawing is the act of imbuing a surface with figurative symbology and then transferring this data into the mind of the beholder. Artistic anatomy is the common language that facilitates this dialogue. Despite the importance of drawing what we see, it is the application of what we know that breathes life into the figure. The Expressive Figure explores both these parameters with special emphasis on providing the student with intentions that explore techniques of visualization, of media and surfaces, and the dynamics of the drawing space.
This one-day workshop will be offered in three different parts: This workshop- the THIRD in the series- will synthesize instruction from the previous two workshops, combining the use of wet and dry media and exploring the synthesis between the dynamics of the drawing surface and the realization of space. Workshops may be taken individually or as part of the series.
Saturday, August 28th, 2021: 9AM-4PM
$160 ($140+ $20 model fee)SUPPLY LIST
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all the WSA Board of Directors request all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
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. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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.