Art of the Figure Workshop

Occurs Monthly
Next Event Saturday, June 3, 2023 // 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Event Description

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Join local artist and teacher, William McMahan, in MOCA's 5th floor studio for figure drawing on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.
About this event

This life drawing series is designed for artists of all levels of experience. Learn and practice general proportions, along with key anatomical landmarks by studying a live model. A focus will be placed on creating dynamic figures, demonstration and practice of gesture drawings, and intentional consideration of different levels of finish. During longer poses, artists will be encouraged to work from initially placing joints and being mindful of bone structure, before building general shapes on top of the bones.Materials are not provided for this class. Bring your own materials to draw. Newsprint and charcoal are recommended for gesture drawing, but any drawing medium is acceptable for the longer poses.

Members $20 | Future Members $30 | Ages 18+SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
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William McMahan grew up in Urbana, Illinois, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. He then studied at Indiana University where he taught Drawing Fundamentals to undergraduates for two years before receiving his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 2010. William moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2011, and he has started teaching drawing through the Art League of Jacksonville. William has had work exhibited at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, and at the Grunwald Gallery of Art in Bloomington, IN, where he had a piece win “Best in Show” at the 2011 NSAL Emerging Talent Show.

Learn more about William McMahan

Instagram: @mcmprints