Seated Figure For All Levels-ONLINE | Stephanie Goldman

Beginner – Advanced

  • Tuesdays, June 23-July 28 (6 Weeks)

    9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Seated Figure For All Levels – ONLINE

Course Overview:

Artists have been painting or drawing the seated figure for centuries, and this course continues the tradition. Each week a new model will take a different seated position for you to draw or paint. The class will focus on strengthening your skills in the areas of structure, proportion, shapes, value, texture, design, and color. You will learn how to ask the right questions to take your art to the next level. You will be encouraged to try different drawing/painting genres in order to broaden your own creativity and incorporate stylistic variations.

We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. This mimics, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. In this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, this format allows us to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building.

 The technology to make this happen is quite simple. You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.

 Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.

 Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.

Course Materials:

MATERIALS: Use what you have or buy only materials you plan to work with. Some basic supplies:

Canvas: a variety of sizes, panels or stretched canvas; can be toned with a medium gray or any medium value color.

 Brushes: #2 and 4 filbert and #1–3 bristle blend rounds (several of each recommended).

 Oils (warm and cool variation of each color except orange): Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Green Pale, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Ivory Black, and any others you like. Other: 11˝ x 14˝ or larger, wood or glass palette (recommended: plastic palette saver), palette knives, Viva paper towels, Liquin or Gamblin stand oil, palette cups, odorless mineral spirits, sketchbook, 4B pencil, razor blade, kneaded eraser.

 Acrylics: Same as oils, except no mineral spirits, just a container for water.

 Beginning Watercolor or Gouache: One tube each Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna watercolor for the first session; more colors if you have them (additional colors will be discussed at first meeting); large covered Woods or Pike palette or your favorite travelling palette; #12 pointed and 1″ flat brush; tissues; Arches or other good quality watercolor paper (no Strathmore student grade).

 Pan Pastels: 4B charcoal pencil, soft white charcoal pencil; black pan pastel; white pan pastel; minimum two sponge applicators; kneaded eraser; smooth paper; drawing board.

 Pastels: soft vine charcoal; 96-piece box NuPastel; #429, 426, or 431 Canson pastel paper; foam core drawing board cut 1” larger than your paper; two bulldog clips.

 Charcoal: 4B charcoal pencil; softest vine charcoal; rags or Viva paper towels; kneaded eraser.

 Pencil: Two mechanical pencils; 2 mm mechanical holder with 4B leads; 0.5 mechanical pencil with 2B leads; kneaded eraser; blending stump; small sanding block; rag; sketchbook, drawing pad, or paper, Strathmore Series 300 (or any brand you already have); 3/16” thick foam core (cut to 19” x 25”); four bulldog clips.

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

June 23–July 28 (6 Weeks, 18 Total Hours of Instruction)


$295/315 (includes model)

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