10 am-5 pm EST
Instructor: Hollis Dunlap
We are excited to have Hollis back at the atelier, this time, for a drawing workshop! Join us from anywhere for a three-day figure drawing workshop with Hollis Dunlap. Drawing is the foundation for most good painting, since it helps the artist see proportions and relationships between forms and gives them the skills to translate the image to the canvas. This is a workshop designed to help students
improve their skills with figure and portrait drawing in charcoal. We will explore how to start a drawing with lines, block in the shadow shapes, and continue on with rendering the lights and shadows to produce a finished drawing. As the drawing progresses, we will use anatomical landmarks, proportions, and positions of shapes to get the maximum effect of 3-dimensional form on the flat page. We will also study master drawings and take a close look at how they show form, use line quality, and make proportional choices in their work.
Reference images and or videos of the model will be provided. Hollis will begin each day with a demo leaving plenty of time for students to draw on their own, to ask questions, and for feedback. Each pose will be a minimum of 6 hours (with breaks) followed by a daily group critique/discussion. All levels are welcome.
This workshop will be held via ZOOM EST. A recording of each class will be available to all students enrolled in the workshop.
Materials list coming soon
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About the instructor:
Hollis Dunlap was born in 1977 in Northern Vermont in the USA. He became interested in drawing and painting the human figure around the age of 14. After studying painting in high school, he went on to study at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, graduating in 1999 after painting and drawing the figure extensively for four years. While an undergraduate, he was the first painter to be awarded First Prize at New York’s National Arts Club student exhibition for two consecutive years. Hollis was the recipient of the John Stobart Fellowship, awarded each year to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding work, and he is also a 2-time grantee of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. More recently, he has become interested in a mix of modern and classical elements in his work. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, and currently paints and teaches painting in Southeastern CT.