In addition to the University of Wisconsin, I offer a number of classes in my studio, at 2046 Winnebago St:
Open Figure Drawing and Painting (Uninstructed)
Founded in 2010, the Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studio at Winnebago Studios exists to foster a community of artists interested in working from the figure. Although each artist works in a very different style, with a range of different styles and mediums, we are united by a reverence for the tradition, a love of the craft, and a pursuance of a mastery of our medium. In addition to benefiting from such a diverse set of knowledge, skills, and philosophies, a sense of belonging and community is an invaluable aid in the development and growth of any aspiring artist.
There is a very diverse range of mediums and skill levels, and there are no expectations. The idea is simply to be able to work, from a live model, in an environment with other people who share the same passion; to connect with other artists, share ideas, and to practice your craft.
Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studio at Winnebago Studios is on Mondays from 5-10pm
The cost is $143 for 3 months or $15 / session
Antique Plaster Cast Drawing
Cast Drawing is an excellent exercise for both for beginners and also for people with more experience who are looking for a solid foundation. It is a great way to focus on the most important aspects of drawing without worrying about many of the other elements which can often be confusing and hard to overcome. Cast drawing allows students to slowly, calmly work on a solid white cast, focusing on proportions, perspective, gesture, form construction based on planar orientation, and both two and three dimensional ways of seeing without having to deal with color, paint handling, a moving model, highlights and glare, local value (and color) shifts, or any symbolic associations (like eyes, lips, etc.). For these reasons cast drawing has historically been a cornerstone of an artist's education.
Students begin with a simple cast and upon completion move up to increasingly more complex casts. Subsequently, students complete a number of cast paintings in grisaille, and eventually paint in color. Additionally, students may work on a still life of their choosing, as well as the occasional live model.
Cast Drawing at Winnebago Studios goes from 6:30 - 9:30pm on Wednesday evenings. The cost is $300 / 3 mo