Figure Drawing in the Classical Tradition:

Adults *SOLD OUT*

Thursdays, October 5-November 9, 6-9 pm (5 class sessions, no class 10/19)
Guest Teaching Artist: Leslie Lienau from the Conservatory For Classical Art
Maximum enrollment: 12 students
$75 members/$100 non-members (does not include supplies)

This class will focus on drawing the figure from direct observation from a live model using the Charcoal Reduction Method. A step-by-step approach will be taught from the foundation to the finish. The methods Leslie will teach are “tried and true” and have been practiced for centuries. The drawing principles taught in this class will improve the drawing skills of each student. Leslie’s instructional technique includes demonstration, lecture and in-depth, one on-one constructive and gentle guidance.


About the Instructor:

Leslie was raised in New Mexico and since 1991 has made Oklahoma her home. She studied with Ted Seth Jacobs at his school Ecole Albert DeFois in Central France. Other instructors who have influenced Leslie are Anthony Ryder Jacob Collins, Scott Waddell and Andrew Ameral. She combines her explorative and impressionistic style of current works with the training of classical realism, allowing her to draw on the artistic voice within. Leslie has received numerous awards, which include, Honorable Mention, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA; First Place for pastels, Austin Alliance Art Festival, Austin, TX 2007; First Place for pastels, Crested Butte Art Festival, Crested Butte, CO 2007 and First Place for pastels, Mayfest International, Tulsa, OK 2008.  Leslie’s work is in both private and public collections. Her work has been exhibited in a solo exhibit at the Governor’s Gallery at the Oklahoma Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK and at the American Art in Miniature Show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Leslie is the founder and principal instructor of The Conservatory For Classical Art, a private studio school in Edmond, OK where she teaches drawing and painting in the classical tradition to both children and adults.

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