figure drawing

Description: a workshop focused on the drawing of the human figure. basic instruction (the gesture, page placement and proportion) and exercises related to drawing the model or still life with an emphasis on bringing expressive mark making to the experience. (no previous experience needed).
Tools provided: the drawing horse (bench) and/or easel, drawing tools (vine charcoal, soft pencil, conte crayon, etc.), newsprint paper or better, kneaded eraser and a blender stick/pad.
Schedule: saturday, 9-4, workshop with a simple breakfast, lunch and happy hour provided.
Things to bring: a playful sense of wonder and a willingness to let the process guide you.
CEU (cont. educational units): a syllabus and certificate description is available upon request.
Cost: to be determined by either unit price or group rate.
The workshop space: an artist’s studio space converted for group use, measuring 25’x33’, ample room for up to 18 people to function well within the space. the setting is located on a 2-acre peaceful wooded property with outside elevated decks for creative contemplation.
Facilitators: Steve Mayse, a professor of art and design for over 25 years at the Kansas City Art Institute, has been a practicing artist and illustrator for over 35 years with an m.f.a. in design from Kansas University. His work has been exhibited in many magazines across the nation, in galleries in Kansas City and the midwest, N.Y.C., L.A. and S.F., Ca., Australia and recently in the Czech Republic. Shelley Mayse is a licensed specialist clinical social worker with over 20 years experience. She has an m.s.w. from Kansas University, is a trained life coach and a conference presenter on creativity and wellness. She enjoys working with clients to foster personal and/or professional growth and believes in the power of the creative process to enhance and achieve life’s purpose.