Figure Drawing on Display at Hopkins Center for the Arts
Figure drawing is a common discipline for artists. Beginners learn by figure drawing. Long-time artists use it to sharpen skills. It’s a difficult skill to master.
“Because it’s a complex amalgamation of forms,” said Jim Clark, visual arts manager for the Hopkins Center for the Arts Visual Arts. “People oftentimes speak of how difficult hands are. That’s because hands are a whole collection of bones within a fleshy sack. You’ve got hands and you’ve got feet and you’ve got arms and they’re all engaging space in different angles which can be quite challenging. Then you get into foreshortening the form as well. So, one could really devote a lifetime to studying the figure.”
From now through June 20 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, there is an exhibit of figure drawings titled “Living Tradition.”
“These are figure drawings done by participants in the life drawing sessions that are held here at the center on select Sundays,” explained Clark.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation to visit. Rental space is available for groups of 10 or less.
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