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Strategic Approaches to Figure Drawing


Instructor: Michael Grimaldi
Dates:  July 30–August 2, 2024
Times: 9 am–4 pm (break 12–1 pm)
Workshop Location: Weir Studio, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Levels/Ages: This workshop is open to all levels, ages 15+.

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Explore both fundamental and advanced concepts of observational figure drawing in this comprehensive four-day studio workshop. Identify and isolate the underlying principles of visual perception and experience; learn the secrets of composition and construction; and effectively apply these to create unified and holistic drawings. Students will also work to develop their ability to think strategically about the challenges of representational art, from depictions of the human figure to the world around them.

All levels are welcome.

Supplies: Please consult the instructor’s supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for the workshop.

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Artist Bio

Michael Grimaldi studied painting and drawing at the New York Studio School and the National Academy in New York, and at the Art Students League of New York, while also pursuing independent studies in anatomy and dissection at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has taught drawing, painting, and anatomy for over twenty years at various US institutions, including the School of Visual Arts, the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Students League of New York, and at Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. During the course of his career, Grimaldi has received numerous awards, fellowships, and residencies, and has exhibited across the globe, from San Francisco and New York to Tokyo and Beijing.

Instagram @michaelgrimaldi