Drawing from Life: Advanced Drawing and Painting in the Studio

The Advanced Drawing and Painting artists are continuing with their weekly life drawing sessions in the art studio. While students worked solely on newsprint for their first sessions, students are now working on different surfaces and with a range of materials, from white china marker to conte crayon to ink. Students are recognizing that this consistent weekly practice is honing their observation skills, sharpening their sensibilities with proportion and scale and giving them a chance to master drawing the human form. Students have recently started working from the nude, and these beautiful drawings reflect both the students’ level of maturity and mastery of technique. The next project of the term challenges students to take a selection of their life drawings and transform them into prints using etching, silkscreen and relief printing techniques.

– Ascha Drake, Visual Arts Faculty