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Small Group Instruction in Portrait and Still Life Drawing - Jack Montmeat

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Jan 8, 2013 to Feb 26, 2013
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

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Small Group Instruction in Portrait and Still Life Drawing - Jack Montmeat

Award-winning painter and illustrator Jack Montmeat has designed this course for both beginners and experienced artists interested in refreshing and honing their skills. Students may choose to work from a live portrait model or a still life set-up – or a combination of both throughout the class! Those working from the portrait model will enjoy a 3-hour pose each week, and concepts covered will include placement of the subject on the page, proportions, likeness, clothing, lighting, line quality and basic anatomy, as well as discussions on drawing each feature of the face. Students may also work from still life set-ups with instruction in light, shadows, drapery and perspective. Handouts will be given each week to illustrate key concepts, and Jack will include demonstrations, gentle guidance, and individual attention during each class. All levels are welcome. Please visit Jack’s updated website to view his own stunning paintings and drawings: www.jackmontmeat.com

To register, please call Jack directly at (860) 447-3240 or email jwmontmeat@hotmail.com.

Dates: Tuesdays, 1pm - 4pm, January 8–February 26

Instructor Bio: Jack Montmeat is an award-winning local portrait painter and illustrator with a studio in East Lyme, CT. Jack grew up in Old Lyme, and began taking classes at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts as a teenager. After receiving his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, as well as studying in Paris and Florence, he began painting portraits full-time. Jack has received many awards for his portraiture, including winning first place in the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists "Faces of Spring 2007" exhibition which was juried by renowned portrait artist Aaron Shikler. Jack is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He also recently received a Stobart Fellowship which enabled him to study independently in the museums of Paris. Jack has been teaching drawing and painting as well as monitoring at the Lyme Art Association since 2002. Jack is also an illustrator for Major League Baseball.

Cost $360 for 8 weeks.
Location

Lyme Art Association
90 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
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Alternate Phone:: (860) 447-3240

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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