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Figure Painting


Instructors: Rick Lacey and Edmond Rochat
Dates: July 11-August 25, 2023 (8-week summer session)
Levels/Ages: All levels welcome; ages 15+

This class will introduce students to the process and technique of oil painting. Students will paint from a live model, learning to think strategically and utilizing a sequential approach designed and proven to strengthen visual acuity. 

Beginning with a drawing, students will learn to determine and render accurate proportions using contour and shadow. They will then use earth tones to mass in the figure with simple shapes, preparing the work for color. A historically-based palette containing a simple arrangement of pigments helps to sensitize the student to subtle color and value shifts. 

Throughout this process, students are guided by instructor-led demonstrations and individual and group critiques, which integrate sound drawing principles with the practice of figure painting. Complementing the class are discussions about the daily maintenance of the studio environment, including the use and care of materials.

We strongly encourage all students to attend the Figure Drawing classes offered by the Lyme Academy as a foundation for the Figure Painting classes.

Please consult the
instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for this class. 

Tuition: $560 per section. For full-time registration options, which include additional access to studio time and other benefits, see our Studio Immersion Program.

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