Figure Drawing with Unusual Materials

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

The classic image that comes to most of us when we think of Figure Drawing is a sketch in graphite or charcoal. These materials are easy to work with and to modify quickly and fluidly. But it's always refreshing to see people think outside the box draw the figure with pen & ink, marker, colored pencil, or any unusual material.

In this special figure drawing session, we start by taking a look at figure drawings that utilize unusual materials. We have a short discussion about the pros and cons of different techniques. Then, we jump into drawing our live (nude) model. There is no required materials list, but you are strongly encouraged to experiment during this session! This will be a judgement-free zone.

Bring your own paper and drawing tools. I suggest bringing multiple types of drawing tools so you can change it up on a whim. Step outside your comfort zone if you wish. You can expect to draw short, medium and long poses. There will be a brief opportunity at the end to take a peek at what the other students have created. Often, the most inspiring thing is seeing how other people choose to draw!

Whether you are an experienced fine artist, a cartoonist interested in body language, or a curious sketcher, you are more than welcome to take advantage of this unique opportunity. All styles and skill levels are welcome!

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Dean Johnson

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Dean Johnson utilizes a variety of mediums: acrylic paint, pen and ink, and multiple printmaking techniques. He studied Fine Art at Columbia College Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor Degree. His commissions include numerous portrait paintings, as well as postcard designs for theater companies TUTA and Darknight Theatrical Productions; flyer designs for rock band Arch Visceral Parlor and DJ Elle Madelyn; and illustrations for author John Wawrzaszek.

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    Heidi W.
    Reviewed on 03/18/15

    This class was wonderful! It was an intimate setting, as my guest and I were the only ones to attend, and Dean was great about getting an understanding of what each of our backgrounds were in drawing. It was a calm, relaxed place where we were able to draw freely and encouraged to experiment with any and all drawing materials that came to mind.

    I am a novice drawer, at best, and was comfortable enough to experiment & encouraged to attempt to draw more often. I highly recommend: the space, Dean the teacher, and the class itself.

    This class was wonderful! It was an intimate setting, as my guest and I were the only ones to attend, and Dean was great about getting an understanding of what each of our backgrounds were in drawing. It was a calm, relaxed place where we were able to draw freely and encouraged to experiment with any and all drawing materials that came to mind.

    I am a novice drawer, at best, and was comfortable enough to experiment & encouraged to attempt to draw more often. I highly recommend: the space, Dean the teacher, and the class itself.

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