For those looking to improve their skills at figure drawing, however, the Bountiful/Davis Art Center (BDAC) is here to help. Several of their fall classes and workshops for adults focus on drawing our fellow human beings, from portraits to proportions to the way that light and shadow fall on muscle.
Artist Mike Call teaches a drawing class every Thursday, designed to accommodate both beginning and more advanced artists, that includes life drawing and portraiture. Call’s adult studio sculpture class, which is also held Thursdays (after the drawing class), also touches on figure work.
Individual one- or two-day workshops that are available include Sandy Freckleton Gagon’s “Feature, Drawing the Portrait: Inside and Out” and “The Figure in Red Chalk,” along with Robert Barrett’s life drawing workshop.
For those who are looking for time to work rather than instruction, artist Robert McKay is coordinating a figure drawing open studio every Wednesday evening. There will be live models, which means that participants must be 18 or older, and there is no formal instruction provided (though fellow artists can be good at offering advice). Interested artists can either sign up for the full six sessions or pay a one time drop-in fee for one session.
To register for a class or to check prices, visit www.bdac.org/education/current_classes.htm.