Drawing From Life with Brian Smith

DRAWING FROM LIFE with Brian Smith

November 9-12, 2017 - in partnership with the Valley Art Association

"I have loved the human form since I first began to draw.  For me, each piece is about capturing those absolutely perfect curves and extraordinary shapes that we all have, the forms that will reveal the beauty and dignity that I see in the model."

Drawing from life is a challenge.  It may intimidate even the most accomplished artist but it is also most rewarding.  Come and join us in this four day intensive and fun workshop.  Brian will focus initially on the elements and proportions of the face, challenging you to identify and isolate the unique characteristics of the individual in order to achieve a likeness.  Moving from the face to the full figure in the last two days, we will explore gesture, movement, and contour drawing, through a series of innovative exercises.  Brian will also help you to develop the form with light and shade.

In the portrait portion of the workshop, the participants will draw each other.  In the figure drawing portion of the workshop, we will have a live model (undraped).

Location: March Community Centre, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata K2K 1X7 

Registration:  limited to 16 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Workshop Fee: $400 (includes model fees)

Note:  This workshop is suited to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. 

Registration and Pay policy:

To reserve your spot, we require a deposit of $100 against the total ($400) cost of the workshop.  The final payment of $300 will be due 6 months in advance of the workshop, on May 9th, 2017.  Please send two cheques payable to the Valley Art Association: one for $100 with a current date, and a second cheque for $300, dated May 9th, 2017. You can withdraw your registration at any point in time 3 months prior to the workshop, i.e., before August 9th, 2017 - and you will receive a refund, less an administration and processing fee of $35.00.  There will be no refunds at all 3 months prior to the workshop, i.e., after August 9th, 2017, unless we can fill your spot from a waiting list.  If the Valley Art Association has to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund, within 14 days of cancellation.  To indicate your intention to register, please send an e-mail to Kie Delgaty at: kdelgaty@sympatico.ca.  You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement, and the address to which your deposit and post-dated cheques should be mailed.  Upon receipt of your cheques, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, and further information regarding a materials list. 

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017