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Course Description

Enjoy an evening of drawing from a live model while learning classical drawing techniques and contemporary approaches with The New York Academy of Art MFA graduate Heather McLeod. Through discussion and demonstration Heather will guide students to explore anatomy and proportion, as well as gesture, design, expression, and balance to capture the illusion of the human form. Class will start with quick gesture poses to warm up, and move into a variety of short and long poses. From graphite to charcoal, you will learn how different media can be used to convey mood and movement as you build pivotal observational skills for any art practice. All levels welcome.

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All materials supplied.

Contemporary Figure Drawing 18+

Heather V McLeod

Heather V McLeod is an artist exploring identity and the psychology by which we perceive others. Interested primarily in portraiture and representative work, Heather creates pieces with the intent of capturing the character of the figure portrayed. She plays with the use of symbolism and concealment to enhance the narrative and evoke a quiet yet humorous side to portraiture. Born and raised in the greater New York area, Heather received her MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2021 and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. In 2017 she was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Award in Perugia, Italy where she lived and worked for a year. She is a recent recipient of two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants and The Leslie T. and Francis Posey Scholarship. She has been featured in a number of exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad and has been the recipient of a number of art related awards, including most recently AXA Art Prize Finalist.
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