Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
10 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Shelly Burke
Level: Open to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will adapt her teaching style to her students’ experience.
An inspirational weekend workshop devoted to drawing one of the most complex subjects in art – the nude human body. With demos and guidance from award winning artist, Shelly Burke, beginners and more advanced participants will learn how to approach figure drawing in simple, “block-in” and fluid gestures to achieve the essence of the model.
This is not a rigid, academic format, but rather an opportunity to enjoy all the exciting mark making an artist can achieve with the figure as a powerful theme. Lighting will be considered seriously to illuminate the model, in order to cast shadows and create a more dynamic drawing.
Materials not included. Please click on the link below to view and download a list of suggested materials for this class in your preferred medium:
Figure Drawing Material List
About the Artist
Shelly Burke, a professional artist, has accumulated degrees in Art History and Painting from both Ottawa University and Capilano College (North Vancouver) respectively, including courses from established painters such as David Goatley (renowned international Portrait Artist) and Frank Molnar (figure drawing and painting) both from the Vancouver area. The portrait painting of “Ben at 10 Years” won Shelly the “Best in Painting” award at the Uxbridge Juried Art Show in 2015 and is featured on her website under “Commissions”.
Over the years Shelly has enjoyed the process of figure drawing at many different public and private art studios. She is also an experienced instructor, guiding artists from all skill levels, in an entertaining and caring atmosphere.
Please note: All ticket sales are not refundable.