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KAG Presents- Figure Drawing: Block-In Boot Camp with  Allison Parker @ Renaissance Center, Room 313 | Kingsport | Tennessee | United States
Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Renaissance Center, Room 313
1200 E Center St
Kingsport, TN 37660
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Allison Parker

Kingsport Art Guild Presents –

Figure Drawing: Block-In Boot Camp

with  Allison Parker


This is a great opportunity for artists who need affordable practice from the live model or who want to be pushed for more discipline in their drawing practice. We offer both instructed and non-instructed options, making this class flexible for all levels and working styles.

The most important stage of any figure drawing is the initial block-in. The Block-In process allows the artist to capture a lively gesture, compose on the page, establish correct proportions, and capture the essence of light and shadow on the figure. The way you start your drawing will determine it’s success. 

This class will offer a new pose every session, allowing the student to improve his or her block-in skills through repetition. Beginners will use concepts of gesture, compositional sketches, and the ‘envelope’ method. Returning students will be challenged to use 3-Dimensional studies, explore light and shadow, and capture basic structural and anatomical landmarks.

All styles and levels are welcome to attend. Please specify if you would like the instructed or uninstructed option. Instructor will demo and give one or  more individual critiques per student. Beginners can learn how to approach the live model using a traditional academic block-in process. Concepts discussed will include basic anatomy,  Proportions, Measuring, Structure, and Analyzing light and Shadow. The class will include hand-outs and light group lectures during breaks.


Dates: April 8th, 22nd and 29th

Time: 10 am-12:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Center Room 313
1200 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

Number of participants: 9 max.

Single Session fees:
$35 per session (instructed with individual critiques)
$25 per session (uninstructed, no individual critique)
3-Session Package: $100 (save $5)

Send checks payable to:
Allison Parker, 207 W. Locust St. Apt. 3, Johnson City, TN 37604


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Online Registration Accepted at ONLY FOR Special Package Discount for the Portrait Drawing and the Figure Drawing Saturday Classes. Special package discount is $260 and  includes all three Instructed Figure Drawing Classes plus all four Instructed Portrait Classes.