Open Air Figure Drawing

Open Air Figure Drawing
with  Catherine Strachan

Sunday, April 28th  12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m
Old Stone House – Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Park Slope – Brooklyn, NY 11215

The New York 19th Century Society presents its figure drawing class, a chance for one and all to draw and practice the human form. By the mid 19th century, working outdoors in natural light, or en plein air, became especially important to artists, and was particularly associated with the Impressionist school of painters. The French box portable easel was invented to serve as a travel-ready storage box and easel stand, with everything collapsing neatly into a briefcase-sized package. Such easels are still used today by the contemporary plein air artists on the streets of NYC.

The class will begin with a brief demonstration by illustrator Catherine Strachan, followed by free drawing time with live models.

This is a Bring Your Own Pencil event. While we do have a suggestion list of supplies, we encourage participants to bring whatever they feel comfortable with, be it a notebook and a pen or a canvas and paints.

If you have not attended a figure drawing class before, we highly suggest these supplies to you:

A drawing board, to support your drawing
One pad of newsprint paper (18″x24″)
One pad of drawing paper, for our longer sits (18″x24″)
Your choice of drawing utensils: pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink, etc.

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