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Figure Drawing Jump-Start! With Bridget Grady

November 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 22, 2022

Figure Drawing Jump-Start!

Instructor: Bridget Eileen Grady

DATES: Tuesdays, November 1st Through November 22nd, 10 AM-12:30 PM

This class is open to both beginning artists, artists who may be rusty, and those interested in exploring a variety of approaches to drawing the figure. During this program, students will be exposed to an intuitive optical approach to proportion on the figure and will use value to create a 3-d Form. By the end of this short course, students will have a strong introduction to how to depict gesture, proportion, and basic form when working from the life model. For the first two weeks, students will work from Old Master’s sketches, photo references, and internet resources so as to gain confidence before transitioning to a live model.

Instructor Bio

Ms. Grady Obtained her M.F.A. in Painting at Western Connecticut State University. Previous to that she pursued graduate studies at Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont. Additionally, she has studied classical methodology at Grand Central Atelier under Jacob Collins, Camie Davis, and Scott Waddell. Formerly Ms. Grady was an Assistant Professor of Art and Art coordinator at the School of Art, Design, and Media, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where she was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award. She was invited by the Singapore Ministry of Education to participate in their curriculum development committee during her time at A.D.M. She has been an adjunct professor of Painting since 2015 at Northwestern Community College and is currently the Education Coordinator at Five Points Arts Center.

 Materials List

Graphite Pencils HB,2B,4B

Pencil sharpeners

A piece of fine sandpaper

A Couple of sticks Vine Charcoal

Ball Point Pen Black or Blue

Kneaded Eraser and hard eraser

18″ x  24″ News Print Pad 50 sheet minimum

11″ x 14″ Spiral Bound Multi-Media Drawing Pad



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November 22, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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