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DATES

Apr 25 - May 30, 2024

LOCATION

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365

COST

$325

Adults 18+ Only

DRAWING THE FIGURE FROM LIFE:
Anatomy, Form, and Light with Jordan Essoe

Thursdays 6pm-9pm
April 25 – May 30th
Newport Visual Arts Center
Open to ages 18+

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Students will be taught the basics of depicting the human figure in charcoal, including proportion, surface anatomy, muscle and skeletal landmarks, rendering shadows on form, and quality of mark making. Class instruction will include demonstrations, warm-up exercises, and group critiques, but the central 2 hours of each class will be dedicated to drawing from a live nude model. We will practice gesture drawing and working with short poses. One long pose or two medium length poses will complete each session.  Students will leave each class with several drawings of the human figure.

Scholarships available. If funds are a barrier to learning, please CLICK HERE to request a scholarship.


Jordan Essoe is an award-winning artist and writer who has exhibited and published internationally.  His career began as a painter, but his practice broadened to include film, performance art, playwriting, and journalism. His work has been covered by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, Artnet, Artillery, Art Practical, Artweek, and Rhizome.

Newport Visual Arts Center

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