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Course Description

Step into the world of figurative art by working from a live model set in a different environment each week. The model will hold a two hour pose for students to investigate with the media of their choice, creating a series of sketches, focussing on a full portrait, or developing a single image of the weekly set up that is designed to evoke mood and sense of place through color, light, and form. Elizabeth will give instruction on foundational elements like portraiture, anatomy, perspective, and color, while helping you achieve your artistic goals using the human element to inspire your individual narrative. All levels are invited to bring their own drawing and painting supplies. Please see our “greener” practices to guide what you bring to class. All levels welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for signing up for a class. Once your class is paid for, we cannot offer a refund or credit, unless we cancel class due to low registration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us BEFORE completing your payment.


Materials are not included. You may bring your own supplies which adhere to our “Greener Practices”. Please check out this page HERE

Painting the Figure in an Interior

Elizabeth Congdon

Elizabeth Congdon is an oil painter best known for her floral still lifes and plein-air landscapes. She received her BA in Art at University of California at Santa Cruz, and her MFA with honors in Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. She grew up in New York City, and later moved to Jamestown, RI, where she co-founded the Jamestown Arts Center. She has been a member of the AAN since 1998, and now is the Director of Adult Programming. She is represented on Nantucket by Robert Foster Fine Art.
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