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Figure Drawing Workshop with Zoe Papas

Saturday, April 9th 2022 

10 am – 4 pm 

Figure drawing is timeless and important because it seeks to portray the complex beauty of the human person. In this course, students will be taught how to draw the nude human figure from a live model using charcoal and chalk on paper. The instructor will provide all the necessary materials for the workshop. Prior drawing experience and knowledge of basic drawing concepts is highly recommended, as the figure is one of the most difficult subjects to draw. Lessons will use a structural approach geared towards helping students draw what they see. Students will be taught techniques to establish accurate proportions, simplify the subject, and understand value relationships. The workshop will consist of demonstrations, gestures, and several long pose drawings. There will also be individualized help when necessary. 

Minimum students: 4
Maximum students: 8
Supplies fee: $20
Artist Bio
Zoe Papas lives in Clearwater, Florida and has her BFA in drawing and illustration from the University of Central Florida. She is currently attending the Florence Academy of Art’s inaugural MA program where she is being taught by Juliette Aristides and Mandy Theis. She is passionate about figure drawing and is continually striving for excellence in her artwork. Zoe was awarded an emerging artist grant from Creative Pinellas for the 2019-2020 grant period, which culminated in an exhibition. Zoe participates in several juried local outdoor art shows each year and has won awards at the Art Harvest, the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival, and Mainsail. Additionally, she is a drawing instructor at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and the Morean.