Classical Figure Drawing

red chalk drawing of the back of a seated female nude

Melissa Kennedy – ‘Reclining Female’

SJAC is thrilled to offer this special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy. Combining lecture and hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model. From Melissa: “Train in classical methods to to help develop observation skills  and understand the figure, in order to achieve higher accuracy in drawing. Learn how to deconstruct the pose to introduce improved structure, anatomy, gesture, body type, sense of volume, and overall visual impact. The course will introduce various steps of drawing, designed to produce more accurate and realistic results when working from life. As well as tips on how to use a live model to the fullest extent, by discussing ideas such as anatomy, elements of a pose, and line quality.”

About the Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is a Hampton, NB native; she earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from UNB and NBCCD, and is a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In her second year she was honoured to receive a prize for ‘best drawing in the sculpture department’ and was the recipient of an assistant teacher scholarship.

She is presently on faculty at the Academy as a principle instructor of drawing in the sculpture program, specializing in pencil, ink and charcoal media. Images shown are examples of Melissa’s work.

August 14 – 18, 2017 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $325, supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 8 participants


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