January 22, February 5, and February 19
Working from a costumed model, students in this class will learn the basics of interpreting the human figure, from gesture, to line, to shape. Beginning with short poses and working up to longer, multi-session poses, the student will progress from simple shapes to more complex explorations. Classes will take place on the picturesque grounds of the Beauregard-Keyes House.
The instructor will give individual critiques at the easel, demonstrations, and visual aides to further illustrate the concepts. Throughout the class, informal discussions will be encouraged, with the goal of providing a safe, inspirational environment, in which the student will feel challenged. It is the goal of the instructor and the class that the student develop a greater facility, ease and understanding of not only the human form, but also the tools techniques and procedures that will make the drawing experience a life-long challenge and pleasure.
Students are encouraged to participate in the complete series to gain a full hands-on experience; however, individual classes can be attended as well. Class sizes will be kept small with social distancing in place.
Classes will take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm on:
Saturday, January 22
Saturday, February 5
Saturday, February 19
The registration fee does not include materials. Students will receive a supply list after registering with items necessary for the course. These supplies will approximately cost about $30 total (depending on brand and supplier) and last for all class sessions.
About the Instructor:
Chris Page is a representational artist, primarily interested in figurative realism. A 10-year member of the Art Students League of New York, he has studied figurative drawing and painting there with Dan Thompson and Michael Grimaldi, among other notable teachers. An alumnus of Wayne State University, Chris further completed studies in Historical Musicology at California State University, (M.A.), and U.C.L.A (Ph.D) In 2016 Chris earned an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, where he undertook rigorous figurative training in painting, drawing, artistic anatomy and linear perspective. Upon graduation, Chris relocated to Paris for further intensive training in painting and drawing at Studio Escalier, studying with founders, Timothy Stotz, and Nicole Michelle Tully, both former students of Jacob Collins and legendary pedagogue, Ted Seth Jacobs. Chris’s drawings have been published in five volumes of the “Strokes of Genius” series of books, and he has exhibited in numerous group shows in New York, his hometown of Detroit, MI, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Currently residing in the Crescent City, Chris is a faculty member of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
Per City of New Orleans COVID-19 Guidelines, any unvaccinated individual over the age of 2 must wear a mask in indoor spaces. Anyone 12 years of age or older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR/antigen test within 72 hours.