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CAM Studio Course: Introduction to Portrait Drawing with Amy Sudarsky

February 7, 2024 1:30 pm  -  4:00 pm
$260 – $295
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This course provides an opportunity to draw directly from the collection of sculptures and paintings in the Cape Ann Museum. Students will learn how to draw human and animal forms three-dimensionally and will gradually merge this approach with their innate style. First, the class will focus on the basic planes of the human head by drawing self-portraits and referencing the human skull. Moving out into the galleries, the class will explore light and shadow followed by expression and composition. Students will also have the opportunity to reference materials from CAM’s Library & Archives, including the Charles S. Hopkinson Collection.

Amy Sudarsky is a figurative painter who has exhibited in Boston, New York and San Francisco. For more than 35 years, she has taught painting and drawing courses at Boston University, Lesley University, The Art Institute of Boston and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2018, she curated the exhibition “In Her Own Image; Self Portraits by Women 1900-2018,” at the Concord Center for the Arts. In 2020, she was the juror for “Beyond Likeness: Exploring the Portrait” at Rocky Neck Art Colony. Currently, she teaches Portrait and Figure Drawing workshops at Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

Students will be responsible for bringing their own materials:

18 x 24” drawing pad (charcoal, pastel or “all purpose” paper)
Conte crayons, medium soft
4B charcoal pencils.
Kneaded and /or pink pearl erasers
Optional: a few sheets of toned paper
Optional: white conte pencil

6 weeks from February 7 – March 13, 2024

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February 7
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$260 – $295
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Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Cape Ann Museum
(978) 283-0455 x110
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