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Telluride Painting School with Sam Levy

Interplay – Drawing Human Figures and the Spaces Between with Sam Levy Monday – Friday for two weeks | 9:00am – 1:00pm | $1,200 October 23 – November 3, 2017 The human body, in motion, in stillness, alone or in relation to another, provides an ideal vehicle for expressing the extraordinary range of human emotion. Drawing the figure in all its parts and attitudes deepens one’s understanding of our experience in the world, and can serve as a statement of intention, a metaphor of meaning and a catalyst for interpretation in artistic endeavors. In this class, students will immerse themselves in the art of figure drawing, creating large scale and even life-size drawings of full scenes that explore the interactions of the figure both with his or her surroundings and with others. By working with one, and at times two models, students will develop their own personal imagery – whether narrative, abstract or other – combining resources through direct perception, memory and imagination. New York Studio School instructor Sam Levy will help students generate ideas through analysis of work by Bonnard, Balthus, Picasso’s “Demoiselles D’Avignon” and more, and will challenge students to explore relationships based on intuitive perceptions of human interaction. By considering pairs as well as explorations of the figure in solitude, students will develop their own personal approach to the human body in art. View Sam’s work on his website: This course will begin with a casual meet and greet with the instructor and students on the evening of Sunday, October 22nd. Students will be able to set up their materials on Sunday evening in preparation for Monday’s (October 23rd) 9am start. Includes 24-hour access to the painting studio between class sessions, model fees, easels/gatorboards, and general studio supplies.

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