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Figure Drawing / Painting (Drop-In)
Drop-In every Tuesday 6-8pm Price: $12 (drop-in); Card of 10 sessions $100 Includes Model Fee We alternate between traditional life drawing sessions with a nude model and vogue style figure painting sessions with a semi-nude or costume. You are welcome to draw or paint. Easels or tables are provided. The best way to learn how to draw anything is by observing and drawing human beings. If you know how to render the figure well, your skills at creating nonfigurative and even abstract art will be stronger. Life drawing teaches accuracy of observation and leads to the ability to draw or paint any subject. The more you draw the figure the more you will develop the ability to communicate movement and personality. By using simple lines an artist should be able to give a figure a real sense of life and individuality. You will learn to draw three dimensionally and to make the figures feel like they exist in a real world. - Nude, semi-nude or costumed model. - We begin with short poses suitable for gesture drawing and build up to longer half-hour poses. - Multiple light source so you don't end up in the dark. - Assistance is available but no instruction, peer review only. - Wine is welcome (bring your own or share with a friend) Price: $12 (drop-in); Card of 10 sessions $100 A card guarantees you a spot! REGISTER HERE IMPORTANT NOTE: Our classes are very popular and fill up quickly. We encourage you to REGISTER. If you purchased a card your spot is guaranteed. For everyone else, we urge you to REGISTER for any class you wish to attend. Otherwise, it's first come first serve and you may be turned away.

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

7160 Fisher Street S.E. · Calgary, AB

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Do you love painting nature and drawing the figure? Do you doodle in the middle of the night? Do you carry a colour wheel and a view catcher in your back pocket? You're one of us! We speak two languages - art and gibberish. Come paint with us!

At Swinton's we offer workshops in everything art, but this Meetup group is mainly for Plein Air painters. Painting outside can make you a better artist. You don’t have to be a great outdoor painter to enjoy Plein Air painting. Just enjoy the process and you will get better at painting indoors. Beginner or advanced artists welcome.

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