In this class, you will experience a classical approach to the study of drawing. Students will practice copying Bargue drawings in order to learn outline, shadow, and value while using clean technique. Nelly will then teach students to draw the figure in standing & seated positions using charcoal. Students will learn about gesture, proportion, weight, anatomy, line, light, and shadow. More advanced students will have the opportunity to create portraits of a man or woman with the goal of showing likeness. By the end of class, you’ll have developed solid drawing skills that will provide the foundation for any artistic endeavor! NEW DATES!Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist:Nelly Sorokko
Day/Duration: Wednesdays, 6 weeks
Dates: NEW DATES! May 1- June 5
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Media Lab
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Model Fee: $30
Please bring 10HB and 10H pencils, kneaded rubber erasers, and blending stumps.
There is no open studio for this class
Born in Latvia, Riga to Russian parents, Nelly Sorokko studied civil engineering and architecture and worked in an architecture laboratory. She then emigrated with her family to US where she was involved in her family’s art dealing international business. Since 1989, she has lived and worked in Maui, Hawaii. Nelly has participated in prestigious juried shows on Maui. She has continued her art studies in Florence, Italy where she was professionally trained as Renaissance figurative drawer & painter at the The Florence Academy of Art (1999-2003) and printmaker at Il Bizonte, International School of Graphic Art (2003-2010). Her passion is to work in abstract expressionism and minimalism; she specializes in large format oil on linen paintings and malty plates aquatints and mono types. She lives and works in her art studio Upcountry.