Four Wednesdays, February 5 - February 26
1 - 4:30 PM
Today and for centuries past, mastery of depicting the human figure is one of the central skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Learn from the artists of the 16th through 19th centuries through concentrated looking at master drawings with a curator, including figure studies and compositional drawings by Albrecht Dürer, Charles Le Brun, Peter Paul Rubens, and François Boucher. Discussion in the Works on Paper Study Room will be complemented by life drawing from the model in the studio, where you will be guided through the masters' techniques.
Instructors: William Breazeale and Patris
To enroll in this class, register now, visit the Museum Admission Desk, or call 916.808.1182. Or download and print the registration form below and mail, fax, or email your completed form to the Museum. Click on the Ways to Register button at left for more information.
About the Instructors:
Curator William Breazeale received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and specializes in Old Master drawings and European art at the Crocker. In addition to organizing the Hendrick Goltzius exhibition, he recently curated the exhibitions An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle and The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection. He is the author of A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum.
Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full time. She has recently been juried into several national plein air painting competitions and her work is in many private and public collections. She served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Landscape Artists International.