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A realistic drawing of a tree completed in the Essential Drawing Course for Beginners.
Figures by students Karen B., Katya B., Nikusha B., Bill M.

Lifesized Figures in Mixed Media

Instructor:
Olya Losina
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21
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November 10, 2023
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4:00 pm
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Thursday
s
&
Friday
s

,

September
21
-
November 10, 2023
No class on
,
4:00 pm
-
5:30 pm
Pacific Time
$
1600
/
class
es
+
recording
s
Included in Basic and All Access Memberships
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Every Tuesday, join anytime
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1600
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Learn how to paint life-size people using only fingers, no paintbrushes. Master a new approach to figure painting by addressing every detail in a sequence, from head to toe, starting from their hair, face, body, to creating their character and expressive gestures. Design their clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry. The materials for this artwork will be large-format canvas, latex paint and charcoal, with optional extras like golden color of paint for the details. In a unique twist, you'll be doing this project in the role-playing style as several professionals: a set designer, shoemaker, hairdresser, fashion designer, makeup artist, photographer, stylist, jeweler, and art gallery curator. The design of the project breaks the process into sequential tasks to enhance the learning experience of each individual artist and the whole group. Your acting as a Team Leader and Project Manager, in addition to being an Artist, will add a few extra job experiences to creativity.

This project is beneficial for:

Who can join this course:

Beginners welcome.

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Course schedule

The instructor will guide you through different roles as you design your figures.

This is the main set of supplies. Please bring these to every class: 

- Canvas, black and white latex paint, 2 new containers with lids, gloves, dropcloth for protecting floors, paper towels, fashion magazines, sketchbook, pencil and eraser. 

Additional supplies for each week:

  • Week 1: Brown paper, dowel, charcoal, pushpins, pencil, masking tape 
  • Week 2: Handheld mirror
  • Week 3: Your own photographs of people, handheld mirror 
  • Week 4: Charcoal, eraser 
  • Week 5: Personal photographs or found objects 
  • Week 6: Gold and silver acrylic paints, brown paper 
  • Week 7: 3-5 more colors of latex paint, sponge brush or any large brushes 
  • Week 8: Sketchbook, pencil, your presentation notes. Optional: tripod, reflective surface for photography. On the last day of the project, be ready to present your art.

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