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Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Beppie Weiss

An informal life drawing workshop. Three hours of extended poses and rigorous instruction to take your life drawing to another level. Beppie Weiss will help you as you draw, and provide demos and instruction during the breaks. Topics will include composition, proportion, artistic anatomy, geometric construction, chiaroscuro and the general mechanics of drawing.

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Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Instructor: Truc Deegan

Open to first time and returning students. Truc Deegan will teach the ancient art of Chinese ink painting individualize to each student’s level. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who is a master of Chinese Art in the style of 12th-18th century artists. Truc’s teacher used his teaching to continue with different subjects as a way to improve the student’s technique in painting. One finds it enjoyable to care and continue.

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Portrait Painting Workshop

Portrait Painting Workshop

Instructor: Beppie Weiss

Learn in a small class setting how to draw from a live model using graphite or Conte crayons, acrylics, watercolors, or water-based oils. Students will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing, such as proportion, measuring, massing, volume and planar construction. Beppie Weiss will demonstrate the use of water-based oils.

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December Art in the Afternoon

December Art in the Afternoon

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller’s work includes sculptural ceramics, site-specific installations, and 2-D illustrations. “Most of my projects are designed to engage viewers in an experience that encourages contemplation of their own relationship with nature, with beauty, with time, and with words. The sculptures I create are often designed to be placed outside in gardens.

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November Art in the Afternoon

November Art in the Afternoon

Chris Burd

From the start I felt a real connection with clay. I liked the tactile aspects of clay and how it can be shaped and molded and how the material changes properties with the addition of heat. During my time at Iowa, I became a proficient thrower and hand builder. My sculptures were large coil structures from hand rolled coils influenced by African art. Around 1996 I started working on metal sculpture with professor emeritus Julius Schmidt.

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