Friday, August 23, 2013

Saturday Long Pose Figure Drawing Class with Emmy De Musis

This upcoming Fall semester we will be offering a few classes on Saturdays taught by Emmy De Musis. Born and bred in Boston Emmy has amassed an impressive resume of art training.  She is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts with a major in painting and holds a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon. She traveled to Florence, Italy in 2008 and studied drawing at the Florence Academy of Art. Upon returning to the States in 2009 she enrolled at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston to study with Director, Cindy MacMillan.  During this time she made a sojourn to France to study with Michelle Tully and Timothy Stotz at Studio Escalier for a term. Now serving as the Assistant Director at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston she is teaching figure drawing.

In 2011, She was awarded a student scholarship from the Portrait Society of America to attend their annual conference and was among ten finalists chosen to participate in the Grand Central Academy 2011 figure drawing competition.

One of the classes Emmy teaches is a long pose class. This is a popular class with students because they get to work on some of the refined drawing skills that can't be addressed in classes with shorter model poses.

Description of Emmy's Long Pose Saturday Drawing Class

Beginning in graphite, students complete a 'cartoon'. This is a preliminary drawing that establishes proportion, body type, gesture and the correct grouping of light and dark. This important phase creates a solid structure. Students then transfer the cartoon to toned paper and the drawing continues in graphite and chalk. Emmy will assist students in choosing an area of the figure to fully render. Through the articulation of subtle plane changes and correct value assignments, the students work towards a naturalistic and volumetric drawing.

Emmy will provide individual critiques, demos and lectures.

Figure Drawing Long Pose 10 weeks beginning September 14th through November 16th.

Catherine Hart took the Long Pose class last spring - here is her drawing made with graphite on Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper

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