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Figure Drawing / Painting (Drop-In)

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  • Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

    7160 Fisher Street S.E., Calgary, AB (map)

    50.991169 -114.069565

  • We are near Chinook Centre.
  • Drop-In Tuesdays 6-8pm

    Price: $12 (drop-in);  Card of 10 sessions $100 Includes Model Fee


    Our classes are becoming 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.

    SCHEDULE 2016 (Tuesdays)

    • September 13 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • September 20 (life drawing • nude)

    • September 27 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • October 4 (life drawing • nude)

    • October 11 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • October 18 (life drawing • nude)

    • October 25 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • November 1 (life drawing • nude)

    • November 8 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • November 15 (life drawing • nude)

    • November 22 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • November 29 (life drawing • nude)

    • December 6 (figure painting • semi-nude or costume)

    • December 13 (life drawing • nude)

    Price: $12 (drop-in); Card of 10 sessions $100


    We alternate between traditional life drawing sessions with a nude model and vogue style figure painting sessions with a semi-nude or costume.

    Figure Drawing:
    - Nude Model
    - Begin with very short poses suitable for gesture drawing and build up to two longer half-hour poses. 
    - Single light source
    - No instruction, peer review only
    - Wine is welcome (bring your own or share with a friend)

    Figure Painting:
    - Semi-Nude or Costume
    - All poses are about 20 minutes
    - Multiple light sources
    - Some instruction or assistance available by Doug Swinton
    - Wine is recommended :)

    Price: $12 (drop-in);  Card of 10 sessions $100

    A card guarantees you a spot!


    More Info, Registration & Card available here:

    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.

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