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THE ART LEAGUE
105 NORTH UNION STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING:

Portrait & Figure Expressions

Both In-Person and Online

Winter 2022

Tuesday

9:30am - 12:30 pm (in-person at the Art League) Madison Annex)

2:00pm - 4:30 pm (online)

Lessons, in contrast, linking the representational to the abstract, this semester will focus on capturing expressive figurative drawings while understanding essential anatomy for the artist. In this class, I encourage you to push your boundaries and limits. Explore hidden curvilinear elements riddled throughout the figure and the pictorial space with classical and mixed media materials. Each week, emphasis is placed on careful observation of gesture and anatomical structure, line quality, and composition using traditional and contemporary materials. Included are themes to inspire and discussions of historical and modern works of art, instructor demonstrations, with focus on understanding skeletal and muscular anatomy while creating a dynamic finished drawing.

For ONLINE students:  Right before the semester starts I will send an email, dividing the class into thirds.  A, B, and C.  Every week I will allow time at the end of the class (or beyond the end of class) to critique one of the three groups.  Everyone else can stay and listen, continue to draw, or sign off.  You can email if you don’t want a public critique.  So out of 9 weeks you will receive at least 3 critiques in addition to brief written critique within the Student Gallery critiques.

Model fee is extra. The course is held online and in-person.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

In-Person Registration: https://www.theartleague.org/class/expressive-figure-drawing-the-figurative-arabesque-2/

Registration link for Online class:

https://www.theartleague.org/class/expressive-figure-portrait-and-figure-expressions-online/

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EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR:

Make Visible the Invisible

Winter 2022

Monday

9:30-12:30 pm ( in-person at the Art League)

2:00-4:30 pm (online)

Capture inspirations in loose, vibrant, and expressive ways. Students will explore the expressive character of painting with watercolor. Learn to observe and interpret the dynamic relationships that exist between elements within the pictorial space. Gain confidence in working with watercolor through understanding brush and paint control to create luminous mixes and subtle nuances. Students learn to embrace watercolor’s magical qualities through a variety of inspiring subjects. Included are discussions of historical and contemporary examples and instructor demonstrations. My goal is to help students create work that is fresh, vital, and alive. The finished piece will be a record of that journey. The online class in presented on Zoom.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

 

Registration link for In-Person class:

https://www.theartleague.org/class/expressive-watercolor-capturing-inspirations-2/

Registration link for Online class:

https://www.theartleague.org/class/expressive-watercolor-make-visible-the-invisible-online/

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FRANCISCAN LIFE PROCESS CENTER

 

49331-9489 LOWELL CAMPUS, 11650 DOWNES ST,

LOWELL, MI  49331-9489
616-897-7842

Rescheduled to 2022 

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching an in-person figure drawing workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2022, date yet to be determined -

The Expressive Figure:  Drawing the Human Spirit

It will be held on the exquisite grounds of the Franciscan Life Process Center. Please see this link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../susan-oneill-the... Capture the life and vitality of the human form through both classical and contemporary interpretations using charcoal and mixed media. This workshop will encompass how to capture the figure with confidence and energy.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/susan-oneill-the-expressive-figure-drawing-the-human-spirit-tickets-118681432359

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WORKSHOPS coming soon