Drawing Archetypal Poses with Clive Powsey

Drawing Archetypal Poses with Clive Powsey

Class Description:
If you would would like to practice drawing from unconventional life drawing poses, this workshop is for you. Usually when life drawing, we ask our models to assume poses that display the body as a pleasant but meaningless arrangement of body parts.

In this class we will try something quite different. Classes will start with a slide show and then proceed to drawing archetypal poses taken by a nude model. Our interest will be in studying and representing iconic poses that have been repeated, often for millennia, and that may be steeped with meaning. Our model will strike poses representing both the sacred and secular, the sublime to ridiculous, gods, saints, martyrs, angels, clowns, kings, despots, cover boys and girls and recurring characters from the art historical and photographic record, print, advertising, stage and film. As well as practicing drawing from unique and interesting poses, new insights might be generated for both observing and drawing representations of the human figure.

$169 / 2 classes
May 4 – 5
Saturday and Sunday 9:30am – 1:30pm

What is included:
We will provide all the necessary tools for this workshop, but if you have favourite drawing supplies, please feel free to bring them!
Who is this class for:
Level 2
Focus: Skill Development
Adults only please. This Level 2 class is designed for those who have been introduced to the medium and tools and seeking continued learning and practicing. Skill development will be the focus. These classes are ideal to be taken repeatedly for continued practice.
If you have never drawn before, please take the Very Beginner Workshop prior to this class to learn the basic skills of watercolour painting. See all upcoming drawing classes here: https://www.lupineart.com/drawing.
What to bring:
We have some aprons, but wear clothes that can withstand the elements (i.e. glue, paint, etc.) of a fun, creative art studio.
Any favourite drawing supplies (optional).
Other things you should know:
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.
About Clive:
Clive Powsey graduated from The Ontario College of Art in 1980. He has been exhibiting regularly since in public and commercial galleries. He also worked for 30 years as a layout artist, background artist and art director in animated film, advertising and television for companies including Nelvana and Disney. In 1991 he participated in Open Waters, a group show of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Royal Watercolour Society, and The American Watercolour Society that travelled to Toronto, New York, and London. He is a painter, award winning watercolourist, delineator, traditional printmaker and psychotopographer of form. He has taught drawing and painting at The Ontario College of Art and Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto and currently teaches courses in drawing and introductory design in North Island College’s Metal Jewellery Design Program in Campbell River.www.clivepowsey.com


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  • May 4, 2019
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • May 5, 2019
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm