A charcoal drawing on colored paper.
A multi-figure study done in graphite.
A gesture drawing in oils.
A completed oil painting.
This portrait is done in pastels.

Drawing the Draped Figure
with Amy Foster

Whether you are newbie or an exper-ienced artist, this workshop will present tips and tricks that will increase your accuracy and help prevent unnecessary errors when working with a live model.  

Day 1 will be spent drawing so we can focus on getting the body language accurate through lots of gesture sketches.

Day 2, students will choose their favorite medium as we work with a limited palette to continue with our new-found skills.  

Day 3 will allow for one long pose so students can finish with a drawing or painting that will also reflect their own personality and techniques.

As a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Amy received a well rounded education in illustration, graphic design and fine arts.  While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Amy's passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure ... male or female, youthful or mature, portrait or full figure, clothed or tastefully nude.

Since 1999, Amy has been a freelance artist and an art instructor.  After teaching at a number of local institutions including her alma mater, now renamed the College for Creative Studies, she opened her own studio in Richmond, Michigan.  She still travels to teach workshops and some weekly classes.  Amy considers teaching to be a true privilege which enables her to share her love and knowledge of art.

Learn more about Amy at amyfosterfineart.com/.

All levels of experience. Class limit is 9 to meet current state covid rules. Should the rules change, the class limit will be 12 students.