Intensive Figure Drawing (S22)

Instructor: Michael Kraatz

Join us every Tuesday evening in August to explore figure drawing. All elements of drawing, proportion and perspective, shading and shadow, foreshortening and use of value will be covered as they pertain to drawing from a model. There will be long poses, short poses, both clothed and unclothed poses and lots of lively discussion as we work together to enhance our seeing and drawing skills. Primary materials will be graphite and charcoal but all mediums are welcome. All skill levels are also welcome. This class meets in-person at AVA, and a live model will be present at all sessions. Click here for a suggested materials list.

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Michael Kraatz holds a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a roster artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for many years, completing numerous Arts in Education residencies in public schools. He works in both 2-D and 3-D and is particularly known for his blown glass. Kraatz’s work has been shown nationally and regionally, including at AVA.