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Life Drawing Intensive Workshop
with Susan Lea Hackett
Susan encourages loose, fluid, and expressive drawing, focusing on artistic statement rather than realistic rendering. Topics covered will include proportion, foreshortening, likeness, faces, hands and feet, and the balance between exaggeration and control. Observation of light and shadow will be emphasized as a gateway to painting.
Life drawng by Susan Lea Hackett
$80 members; $90 non-members
Maximum number of students 6
Artists working at all levels will benefit from this intensive one-day experience. Beginners are welcome, as there will be only 6 students and instruction will be individualized to suit each student’s needs. Medium of choice is soft lead pencil, with neutral wash. Students who have taken Susan’s painting classes are welcome to work in full color. Class fee includes live nude model fees. Time before and after the model will be used for lecture, demonstration, question and answer, and supportive group critique.
Susan graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Practice of Art. She worked in textiles for most of her artistic career, receiving national recognition for her art quilts. In 2002, she returned to her first love of life drawing and painting. She is a founding member of Frank Bette Center for the Arts and has been a best-seller in the gallery there. She has maintained a studio at the center for several years, although her primary residence is now in the high sierras. Learn more about Susan