This fall class is now closed for registration. Winter session will go on sale December 1 for classes starting in January.
Monday, Ten-week session, Oct 1 to Dec 10 (no class Oct 8)
Course Description: Draw from a live model and explore aspects of draftsmanship, including shading, proportion, gesture, perspective, and composition. Examine line to describe action, draw from memory, and visit the MFA collections of figurative work in the galleries to find underlying ideas, themes, and a common language. This class is designed for students of all levels. Required materials: 2B and 3B pencils, 14x17 inch Strathmore drawing pad, an Exacto knife, and an art eraser.
Instructor: Paul Goodnight
Paul Goodnight’s vibrant and emotional work has often been a reflection of his life—from the demons he faced during the Vietnam War to the time he was incarcerated. “I’ve learned that art is making me, rather then me creating it.” His creative efforts are nurtured and inspired by several local artists, like Allan Rohan Crite and Dana Chandler. Goodnight had a close relationship with Master African-American artist and mentor John Biggers (1924-2001), who carved the path many contemporary black artists now travel. Click MORE for full instructor bio.
Above: Paul Goodnight, Mahalia (detail).
D4-F: Fundamentals of Life Drawing, Adult
Occurs every week until December 10, 2012.
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Studio Art Classroom G37
- $240, plus $35 model feeMFA members
- $285, pluss $35 model feeNonmembers Course Ticket Required for Admission
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Speaker: Paul Goodnight
Speaker Bio: Goodnight has developed his own unique aesthetic philosophy to document the humanity of people around the world. He often incorporates African themes and symbols to provide depths of history and culture. He has studied and traveled extensively to different parts of the world, living among the people of Russia, China, Haiti, Nicaragua, Africa, and Brazil.