Rita Marlier has exhibited her sculpture extensively in Hampton

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Rita Marlier has exhibited her sculpture extensively in Hampton

    An Artists Cooperative • Studios, Classes, and Gallery • Virginia Beach, Virginia


     608 NORFOLK AVE.

     VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23451 757-425-6671 OR 757-428-3176

    Figure Drawing Two Day Intensive Workshop

    Come improving your figure drawing skills with Rita Marlier and Martine Strohmeyer.

• Draw from a live model for two days (four 2-hour model sessions): Sunday

     May 3 and Monday May 4, 2009.

    • The workshop will begin promptly at 10 am and continue until 5:00 PM

     each day with a thirty minute break for lunch provided by

     The Artists Gallery, 608 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach, VA.

Daily Timeline

    Sunday May 3rd 10-10:30 introductions & set up 10:30 -12:30 drawing the model 12:30-1:30 critique Lunch provided 1:30 2:00 2:00-4:00 2nd model 4:00 to 5:00.

    Monday May 4th 10:00-12:00 drawing the 3rd model 12:00-1:00 critique lunch provided 1:00 -1:30, 1:30- 3:30 drawing the 4th model final critique 3:30-5:00 PM

• Please pre register with Martine Strohmeyer

     757-425-6765 or 428-3176

    • The total cost for the two days is $175.00, including all model fees.

     Cash or Checks only. Please make checks to Martine Strohmeyer.

    Learn how to see the figure in multiple ways: with emphasis on gesture, volume, space, anatomy or expression. Basic figure drawing experience is strongly suggested.

    Rita Marlier has exhibited her figure sculpture extensively in Hampton Roads for the last 35 years. She has an MFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where she taught at Carlow College before coming to Norfolk. Locally she taught figure drawing and figure sculpture at the Norfolk Museum Art School and later at Old Dominion University from 1980 to 1995.

    Martine Strohmeyer, MFA is an award winning working and teaching artist. She is a former Instructor for the Governor’s School for the Arts of Virginia and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. Martine regularly teaches and exhibits her work in Universities, Art Centers and Museums throughout the Eastern United States. She is a popular visiting artist and she has judged and /or curated over 100 exhibitions. In 2004, the National Foundation of the Arts recognized her as a Distinguished Teacher in the Arts for Advancement in the Arts in Washington, D.C. As the recipient of many grants and fellowships, she travels the world as a student and an art instructor. Her artwork is in many private and public art collections.

Class goals:

    • Improve ability to observe

    • Develop visual organization skills

    • Understand mechanics and systems of creating spatial illusion

    • Develop ability to interpret forms literally and abstractly

    • Develop visual sense of style

    • Develop process for articulating aesthetic ideas

    • Develop critical vocabulary and ability to defend opinions

     This is participatory workshop. All attending participants should bring supplies for drawing. Bring materials that you are comfortable working with, whether it is a clipboard with paper and a pen, a sketchbook and pencils, or your laptop and a pressure sensitive tablet.

Art Supplies: Suggested

    • Medium and soft vine charcoal and/or Charcoal pencil

    • Erasers, kneaded and rubber and Black and white pastel or conte' crayon

    • Assortment of graphite pencils

    • 18x24 drawing pad and 1 sheet of black pastel paper

    • 2-3 sheets of charcoal paper in gray or mid-tone neutral colors (18"x 24") • Drawing Board

    Please bring your own easel if possible the gallery has a few to loan.

Contact: Martine Strohmeyer

    757-425-6671 or 757-428-3176

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