Heidi Hogden, artist and adjunct instructor
Four Thursdays, Apr 25–May 16, 2–3:30 pm
Inspired by the drawings of Michelangelo, explore how an artist views other artists’ drawings, and make your own drawings in the gallery with artist Heidi Hogdon.
Tickets: Four-session course
$100 MFA members, seniors, and students; $125 nonmembers
Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first class.
Individual sessions are not available.
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Full Course Description
Heidi Hogden studied painting and drawing at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (BFA, 2008) and studio art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University (MFA, 2012). Her current body of work presents a unique interpretation of the artist’s home place through a series of meticulously rendered drawings. She received the President’s Award in the Painting Area Show at the Museum School (’12), studied in Florence, Italy with a Montague International Travel Grant (’11) and was featured in The Boston Globe’s “6 Art School Grads to Watch” article (’12). Recent exhibitions include “New Talent” at Alpha Gallery (’12), “42.88°N, -88.01°W”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, at the Aidekman Arts Center (’12), “Topographies of Space: Between Somewhere and Nowhere” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (’12), and “Boston Young Contemporaries” at 808 Gallery at Boston University (’10) among others.
“Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti” features 26 works from the master’s collection, preserved in the family home, the Casa Buonarroti, in Florence. This program will look at the rich and varied selection of Michelangelo’s drawings in the exhibition from the artist’s point of view. “It is important for contemporary artists to study and draw from master drawings for inspiration. This is how, as an artist, I discover techniques and methods that have been used for centuries,” says Heidi Hogden. In 2011, Hogden traveled to Florence, Italy to research the work of Italian Masters, including Michelangelo. In this program we will investigate the drawing techniques and drawing methods Michelangelo used to describe his subject matter. We will discuss and interpret his illustrations of the divine and the worldly, or profane throughout this collection. Then, in a supportive environment (that welcomes participants on any drawing level, even beginners) we will investigate Michelangelo’s use of line, texture, shape, proportion and value through drawing demonstrations and creating drawings in the gallery. While drawing from the works in the collection, participants will be given individual instruction.
During the first few sessions we will examine Michelangelo’s admired drawings in the collection, including his figurative and architectural studies. Later in the program, we leave the gallery and explore Michelangelo’s contemporaries (such as Leonardo Di Vinci, Raphael or Titian) and his influence on later art.
• Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inches or similar size
• White eraser
• Graphite pencils (4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H)
• Conté crayons in white, black, and sepia
The Technique of Drawing Inspired by Michelangelo
Occurs every week until May 16.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
- $100MFA members, seniors, and students
- $125Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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- Looking Together Section 15