New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 



Classical Figure Drawing from Life with John Reger (Wednesday through Saturday)

  • 07/12/2023
  • 07/15/2023
  • 4 sessions
  • 07/12/2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/13/2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/14/2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/15/2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • Main Studio



Join John Reger for an in depth study of the fundamentals of academic ‘long-pose’ life drawing.  This drawing workshop will be an introduction to the manual, procedural, and analytical techniques of a refined, articulate, realistic approach to pencil drawing.  Students will be presented with an immersive drawing experience in the belief that the most effective learning tool is the multi-level experience of drawing itself.  Participants will be introduced to a refined, articulate drawing style in which drawings are built up methodically through a succession of linear and tonal stages: (1) the envelope: a simple, foundational shape encompassing the whole figure, (2) the block-in: the complex, abstract shape of the figure, (3) the contour: the specific, linear description of the silhouette of the figure, (4) drawing on the inside: the tonal description of the form of the body within the confines of the contour.  The focus is on patience, craft, observation, and understanding of drawing principles. This workshop is suitable for artists of all levels who wish to develop an understanding of the classical tradition of realistic figure drawing. 

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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