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Figure Drawing at the Grotto

Presented by The Grotto Community Center at The Grotto Community Center, York PA

Feb 26 2024
Figure Drawing at the Grotto

Join us from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor for figure drawing! Diverse line up of new models every month with optional guided exercises.

Join us from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor for figure drawing! Led by Annelise Vuono of Lovebug Illustrations and featuring a diverse lineup of models every single month.
Suggested Donation $10

No experience necessary! Annelise is a great teacher who makes these exercises approachable for those who need it and engaging for those who desire more of a challenge. 

All ages and levels of artists welcome, but please note which sessions are nude/semi-nude below:

Jan 29th
Model : Lee
Nude session
Focus: dealing with quick changing natural lighting in the winter months (especially in the extended poses). Focus on seated poses affecting proportions and foreshortening.

Feb 26th
Model: Imrane
Clothed session
Focus: drawing folds, and wrinkles in fabric and light shadows for how clothing drapes on the body.

March 25th
Model: Mondel
Nude session
Focus: seeing the figure and background as an entire composition. How do elements of the background echo the space the figure is in?

April 29th
Model: Anika
Costumed session
Focus: drawing specular highlights on sequined outfits. Softening lines to show ‘movement’ while figure is stationery.

May 27th
No session*** Memorial Day Holiday

June 24th
Models: Jon & Jasmine
Nude session -2 models
Focus: creating shapes from the negative spaces between two models. (I.e. Philip Pearlstein set up)

July 29th
Model: Phil
Costumed session
Focus: telling a ‘story’ with your drawing. Some imaginative elements added.

August 26th
Model: Thomas
Nude session-high contrast lighting
Focus: understanding muscle groups and which areas catch light/overlap on defined muscles.

September 30th
Model: Melissa
Nude Session –
Focus: Proportions and skin & hair textures

October 28th
Model: Ray
Nude session-high contrast lighting
Focus: deep shadows/sharp highlights ‘Rembrant lighting’

November 25th
Model: Paul
Costumed session-Santa
Focus: seasonal storytelling for the upcoming holidays

December 30th
Model: Kenzie
Nude Session
Focus: intentionally losing edges, subtractive drawing, soft lines



The Grotto Community Center

2 West Market Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA 17401


Parking is available at the surrounding city garage locations as well as on street parking surrounding Continental Square.

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