Figure drawing comes to life in this course through the fundamental study of gesture, structural drawing, value, and narrative. Students will work from a clothed, live model to explore ways to represent the human form and end the week with the development of a figure based drawing using observational skills built throughout the workshop. Figure drawing is the cornerstone of the college bound student’s portfolio and this course allows for in depth study of the genre.
|Dates||June 18 - 21
||Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Supply list available online
|Location||Grotto Studios, Room 502
|760 Selby Avenue
|Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
About the Instructor: Meg Bussey
Margaret (Meg) Bussey graduated from the College of William and Mary with a studio arts major and a dance minor, adding choreography and printmaking to her experience and interests. Meg was accepted into the MFA program at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1987 with both a major in Printmaking.
Since earning her degree she has taught classes and workshops in studio art, including drawing, painting, watercolor, life drawing, printmaking and papermaking to both adults and children, currently teaching class at the University of Minnesota, College of Visual Art and Anoka Ramsey Community College. She has been active as a coop member of Highpoint Center for Printmaking and has maintained a studio space with a lithography press in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis for many years.
She received a Minnesota State Arts board grant in 2005, which she used towards printmaking projects at Highpoint. She has been employed as an illustrator, most recently in a three-year cycle of illustrations for an online and print liturgical resource published by Augsburg Fortress Press. Large curatorial projects have been a more recent interest, including the show of contemporary regional watercolor artists Waterborne in 2008 and the contemporary printmaking show THENOW in 2010, both at the Katherine Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota and both including a selection of work from the Weisman Collection.