Join Joe Carrigg for a demonstration of life drawing in conjunction with the exhibition, Degas and the Nude, that explores the evolution of the treatment of the nude from Degas’ early years through his most successful period. Mr. Carrigg will explain the techniques and various styles of life drawing, particularly those associated with the work of Degas. There will be a live nude model and visitors are invited to create a sketch.

Joe Carrigg attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME and has traveled to study artworks in France, Lichtenstein, Italy, England, the Netherlands, and Ireland. For twenty-three years, Mr. Carrigg drafted, designed, etched, and sandblast-carved monuments for his family’s business, Thomas Carrigg & Son Monuments, which can be seen in many local cemeteries. Many of his artful works are in private collections, while his drawings, prints, and paintings have been shown in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. He has a Massachusetts Teacher’s License for Grades K-12, received an Art Teaching Certificate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (’09), and earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University (’85).

This is a drop-in program. Come anytime and stay for as long as you would like.

About the Instructor

Speaker: Joe Carrigg