Life Drawing ‘Jam Session’ at LBI Foundation March 22

Mar 13, 2017
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Enjoy an afternoon of figure study in the Painter’s Loft at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, March 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. A donation of $10 helps to cover the space rental fee and to compensate the model. Unstructured and uninstructed, the session is simply an opportunity to draw or paint in the company of other artists with an experienced undraped model, Christopher S. See his credentials at christopherartmode.wixsite.com/christopher-artmodel, and check him out on Insta @theartistmodel.

Based in Jersey City, he models regularly at such places as Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, Spring Studios, Princeton University, The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, William Paterson University, Montclair University and Rutgers University. “I love doing what I do and meeting new artists,” he said.

Organizer Victoria Ford, a Surf City artist and illustrator, said she envisions the session being informal and fun – a sort of “art jam session” – i.e. an opportunity to gather and create in any preferred manner, listen to music, and provide/receive some friendly feedback.

“I think no matter your chosen artistic discipline or medium, it never hurts to ‘brush up’ on figure drawing,” Ford said. “It’s a fundamental skill. The way we perceive and understand the human form can affect the ways in which we approach other creative endeavors.

“Plus, there’s this certain kind of quiet vibrancy in a room full of artists at work that I find very motivating.”

Easels are provided at the studio. Artists should bring their own art supplies and a snack or beverage to share, if desired.

A suggested loose structure might be 30 to 40 minutes of five-minute warmup sketches, then a 15- to 20-minute standing pose, then a long seated, then a long reclining, with a couple of breaks. Or the group could decide to modify as desired. RSVP to thevictoriaford@gmail.com.

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