Drawing + Painting the Figure
Develop skills that will allow you to convey accurate proportions of the human figure. Begin by drawing in graphite and charcoal, then move into oil painting, which is great for exploring volume and fluidity. We’ll discuss paint and color mixing, mediums and application technique.
- Previous drawing and painting experience is recommended. You will draw from live, nude models during this class.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
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About the Instructor
Tommy Van Auken
Thomas Van Auken decided to be an artist when he was drawing a horse in the first grade. Since then, he has focused on drawing and painting, working and experimenting with a variety of materials, especially oil paint. He studied at the Corcoran School of Fine Art, and has shown in a number of galleries including 2nd Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, and Joan Wich and Co in Houston, TX. In Richmond, he has shown at Eric Schindler Gallery several times over the past 20 years. He began teaching at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in 2003.See More Classes By Instructor