Drawing as Seeing: The Figure, Nude & Costume with instructor Heather McLaughlin

Sun, December 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
$40 plus a $10 material fee

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Drawing as Seeing: The Figure, Nude & Costume with instructor Heather McLaughlin

Drawing is a way of seeing, a way of understanding, and an exercise. This workshop will utilize the human figure to explore spatial relationships, composition, contours and values. During this 4 hour workshop students will complete multiple small drawings and one long pose using traditional materials such as charcoal and conte crayon. The class will start with nude gestures and short nude poses. The final pose will be costumed. We will cover techniques for recording scale, light, and shapes while practicing mark making techniques and sharpening our ability to see our environment. 


Heather McLaughlin was born next to the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore Maryland and relocated to Red Lodge Montana, on the north border of Yellowstone Park, in 1991. After high school, she continued west to Portland Oregon and continued her studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she completed her Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus in traditional Printmaking in 2005.  She served on the board of Flight 64 Studio (a Member-run Print Studio) from 2008 until 2014. She currently manages the Printmaking Studio at PNCA in addition to teaching classes in the Continuing Education program. In addition to her art, Heather is a performer and production assistant, her main project is ROTTIES. Visit Heather’s website at hardcoremermaid.com

COST:  $40 plus a $10 material/model fee (Please pay material/model fee directly to instructor)

BRING: Please wear clothes that you will be comfortable in outdoors that you do not mind getting art materials on. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided in the Lodge.

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for adults. 12 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542



The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644



This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.






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