Figure Drawing

Learn to convey the energy and diversity of the human figure in this drawing course with clothed models, open to artists at all levels.

Capture the vitality of the figure by working from live models. Explore gesture, line, shading, rhythm, form, texture and contrast to depict the human form. With a wide range of body types, this course celebrates the diversity of the human physique. Poses include a variety of lengths to encourage careful study as well as spontaneous responses. Demonstrations of media — including charcoal, pencil, conté and chalk—support clear and steady observation. All levels welcome. Models will be clothed.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GSTU1012.F18.1 Ellen Orseck On-campus 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Instructor: Ellen Orseck

Ellen Orseck, M.A., is a Houston-based artist whose artwork has been exhibited across Houston and Texas, as well as in New York City and Lima, Peru. She has been awarded several commissions from state art councils, corporate collections and private patrons and was a finalist for The Hunting Prize. Ms. Orseck is represented by Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston. Her education includes four years at the Glassell School of Art. She holds a master’s degree in painting from New York University and a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 25, 2018

End Date: Nov. 13, 2018

Schedule: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Length: Eight Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $360 (Price includes model fee, but not cost of supplies, approximately $75.)

Rice Alumni: $324

CEUs: 2.0

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