Figure Drawing: Inside and Out
We will explore the interaction of structure, design, motion and expression in the human form by studying both the outer appearance and the inner anatomy of the body. In addition to improving visual language skills, drawing the human figure from observation helps to nurture states of concentration and focus, giving us a “time out” from a more distracted daily life. Working from the model and skeleton, we will balance traditional representational techniques with expressive, personal approaches to drawing the figure.
“During the intense periods of concentration required by drawing, thoughts unrelated to the activity temporarily disappear. By transferring your total attention to another human being in an attempt to comprehend the uniqueness of the living form, you can experience a pleasurable release from self. This kind of satisfaction is a delightful side effect of the process of drawing.” William A Berry, Drawing from the Human Form
Linda Bond has exhibited at Kean University, Brattleboro Museum, Brandeis, Southern NH University, Simmons College, and the Boston MFA. Awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Artist Resource Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work is part of Brooklyn Museum’s Feminist Art Base and in collections of BU, Simmons, IBM, Nokia and Fidelity. Bond is on the Faculty of the MassArt and a Scholar at Brandeis’s Women’s Studies Research Center.