CU Department of Art presents three-day figure drawing workshop; lecture, reception open to public

The Cameron University Department of Art will sponsor a Figure Drawing Workshop and Exhibition with Juliette Aristides, nationally renowned Artist and Author from Wednesday, March 3, through Friday, March 5. Cameron art students enrolled in Drawing II, Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Watercolor will be participants in this three-day workshop / exhibition experience. The public is invited to Aristides' artist lecture on Friday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception, book signing, and exhibition of student works created during the workshop in the Art Department Gallery at 7 p.m. 

Juliette Aristides will draw upon her unique expertise as she leads an intense three-day, 18-hour presentation of the many facets of figure drawing. These include analysis of Master drawings, principles of pictorial design, and advanced concepts of the relationship between light and shadow. Aristides will conduct her class with a drawing demonstration, classroom lectures, and one-on-one critiques.

Students will attend figure drawing class each morning for three hours and afternoon for an additional three hours. Aristides will carefully monitor student progress by providing individual critiques, facilitating peer critiques, leading group discussions, and demonstrating concepts. Students will be immersed in the academic method of drawing and will be taught how to sight and measure the subject in order to reproduce it accurately. Assignments will emphasize contour, proportion, gesture, anatomy, modeling, and the shape of light and shadow.

Aristides is actively dedicated to rebuilding a traditional arts education in the United States. She was an original member of the Water Street Atelier and currently teaches at The Seattle Academy of Fine Art where she founded the award winning Classical Atelier Program. Aristides is a regular contributor to Artist Magazine and is the author of "Classical Drawing Atelier" and "Classical Painting Atelier."

Aristedes received both the Wilder Prize for Drawing and the Albert Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship while studying at the National Academy of Design. She is also a recipient of the Elisabeth Greenshields Grant and she is a frequent contributor to Artist's Magazine. Juliette exhibits nationally at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Her work can also be seen under the living masters gallery on the website for The Art Renewal Center.

For more information on this event, contact Edna McMillan, Chair, CU Department of Art, at 581-2450.


February 26, 2010