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Course Description

For those who have had some experience drawing the figure, this workshop will introduce you to expressive drawing techniques. Explore different ways to bring your figure drawing to life using charcoal, ink, acrylics and collage. Loosen up and play using the live model as a starting point of reference with opportunity to take your work to varying levels of expression and abstraction. Beginning with charcoal drawing you will learn strategies for capturing the human form in motion. Next you will experiment with India ink and learn dry and wet brush techniques for capturing the figure. Finally, you will experiment with mixed media collage to create dynamic works of art.

Slide shows of contemporary and historical artworks will be presented to provide inspiration for new directions in your figurative artwork.

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


Materials List:
18x24 mixed media drawing pad
A wide variety of charcoals from vine to hard compressed
Vinyl Eraser
Retractable eraser
Chalk pastels (assorted colors set of 12)
Glue (matt finish acrylic medium or Matt Mod Podge)
Glue stick
Brushes or sponge brush for glue
Variety pack of Watercolor Brushes for painting with ink:
Water jar
Paper towel
Collage papers: bring any of the following; colored tissue papers, thin brown paper
bags, black and white newspaper print, any interesting collage papers you have.

Jackie Reeves

Canadian-American artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010 she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown. She has since exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications including WHITEHOT Magazine, the Boston Globe, Art New England and Artscope Magazine. Reeves is an active member of the Cape Cod community offering mentorship through her art classes and workshops. Jackie works out of Chalkboard Studio in the Old Schoolhouse of Barnstable Village.
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