Online: Exploring Figure Painting and Drawing Through the Spirit of Matisse

Matisse (1869-1954) revolutionized how we respond to the figure in paint so completely that students will see his influence in contemporary artists, and themselves. The course begins with a lecture on Matisse’s interiors of saturated color, and graphic stylization with his cutouts. We will work from a model, with exercises presented by Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett that evoke the principles used in Matisse’s work.

A model will start with a series of gesture drawings, move to two longer poses and then to a final pose for the remainder of the day. Critique happens in real time through the Zoom experience. Each person will leave with a deeper understanding of how to paint and draw the figure. Artists of all levels including new-to-art people of all ages (18 and over or with parental permission) are welcome