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5-Day Figure Drawing Workshop with Mackenzie Swenson

$500

with Mackenzie Swenson

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 9 am

Figure Drawing with Emphasis on Structure and Conceptualized Form

Over a period of five days, students will create a figure drawing from life on toned paper using graphite, charcoal, and white chalk. They will be guided through the process clearly and methodically. This will include a discussion of how to analyze the pose before beginning, how to create a block-in that emphasizes gesture, accurate proportion and key structural and anatomical points, and finally how to render the form based on the light source and a sculptural understanding of the model. Class size is limited to 10 participants. 

March 25-29, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1-hour lunch break at 12:00) $500 for entire workshop. Limit 10 students. 

Materials List: 

  • Drawing Board
  • Artists Tape or Masking Tape
  • Knitting needle or skewer for measuring
  • Black mirror/mirror
  • General's Charcoal
  • Pencils: Medium and Hard
  • General's White Chalk
  • Pencils, Staedtler or brand of choice: 1x2B, 2xB, 2xHB, 2xH, 2x2H, 1x4H
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Mono ROUND Zero Pencil Eraser
  • Xacto Knife (for sharpening)
  • Sanding Block
  • 1 Sheet of toned Aristico Fabriano Hot Press 140lb watercolor paper, cut down to 18"x 24" (Suggested tone: watered down sepia ink, applied in broad strokes with a brush at least 4 inches in width. One or two coats is sufficient.)
  • Other 18x24 Paper: for backing and studies

Mackenzie Swenson (b. 1992) currently resides in New York City as an artist and instructor. She is a 2018 graduate of the Grand Central Atelier core program, having previously studied at The Atelier in Minneapolis, MN. Mackenzie is a 2015 Hudson River Fellow and 2017 Resident of the La Napoule Art Foundation in France. Mackenzie is the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the Alice M. Stolpe Foundation, the Grand Central Atelier, the Morris and Alma Shapiro Fund, and a first place scholarship from the Art Renewal Center. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including Eleventh Street Arts and Robert Simon Fine Art in New York City. Mackenzie's work hangs in collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Art Marketing Level 2: Putting Your Plan into Action

$175

with Nanci Fulmek

Calendar Jan 5, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Prerequisite: The Art of Selling Your Art Level 1

Mastermind sessions personalized to bring your art business to the next level. Each Mastermind session will be tailored to the students attending. This will be a hands-on course for those who are serious about creating an income with their art. 

Day 1: 3 hours to plan your next 90 days. Come with what you are currently doing, and your goals for the next year. 
Days 2 & 3: Days to be selected after Day 1 and are mid-goal check-ins to celebrate, fix, and keep you on track. These are scheduled for the first Saturday of Feb. and March but are flexible depending on group needs.

Must preregister and set up preclass check-in with Nanci. 

Nanci Fulmek, a 2009 graduate, completed 5 years of full time study at The Atelier. Originally a student of Finance, she learned most of her skills from a background in sales. She has worked in direct marketing with Herbalife for over 10 years and was top sales person in the Midwest for several months. She managed a store in Minneapolis, doubling sales within 6 months. Nanci worked in an art gallery for over 5 years and has been selling her own art for over 15 years. In 2005, she published her first piece and sold over 200 images the first four weeks. Nanci has been featured in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, The Fine Art Connoisseur, and Awarded "MN Artist of the year 2017" by TOSCA Magazine. Her artwork is collected internationally. Visit Nanci's website at www.NanciFulmek.com.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Brian Lewis

Calendar Jan 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Judy Buckvold

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Judy Buckvold

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Diane Flanagan

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Andy Sjodin

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Basic Drawing & Painting

$240

with Brian Lewis

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.





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