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Artist-Instructor: Mary Klunk

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January 13, 2025 @ 9:30 am - January 14, 2025 @ 3:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday, January 13 & 14, 2025 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
2-day workshop fee $215 / $172 annual donors
Model fee: $15 daily fee, per student and payable to instructor.

Beginners, as well as experienced students, are welcome in this 2-day workshop. Students will work with a live model developing techniques to represent the human form in portrait and figure study.  Mary will provide demonstrations and each student will receive one-on-one help from the instructor as indicated.

Day 1:

You’ll discover the joy of portrait painting and overcome your “fear of faces.” 
Learn to create an accurate representation of a portrait model. Instruction will consist of (1) demonstrations of portrait drawing in various mediums – oil, pastel, graphite, etc.; (2) history of portrait and backgrounds used in portrait painting; (3) lighting techniques for portraits; (4) importance of the use of value to render 3-dimensional form; and (5) individual, hands-on lessons in the application of paint. 

Pack a lunch for a half-hour lunch break. 

Day 2:

Focus will be on drawing the human figure, applying concepts of contour, shading, perspective, foreshortening, and negative space. The morning session will consist of Gesture drawing, with 2, and 5, minute poses to begin, followed by 10- and 20-minute poses. The afternoon will offer 2 hour long poses for more detailed drawings.

Class will use graphite or charcoal for gesture poses in the morning and can work in the medium of their choice in the afternoon. Mary will demonstrate drawing and toning techniques and provide individual help for each student.  The class will meet at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel and there is a refrigerator for bag lunches.  Please see the supply list link. 

The class will meet at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.  

Call the box office to register: 239-395-0900.
Registration Deadline: 1/06/2025       

BIG ARTS Adult Class/Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than one week (7-days) prior to the start of class will receive an 80% refund.


Your funds may be applied to another workshop of your choice during the current season.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made less than one week (7-days) prior to the start of the class.


January 13, 2025 @ 9:30 am
January 14, 2025 @ 3:30 pm
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