ACRYLIC PAINTING: THE HUMAN FIGURE¬
ACRYLIC PAINTING: THE HUMAN FIGURE
Sunday, May 7, 2023
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Acrylic Painting: The Human Figure
Instructor: Auz Miles
In this day-long workshop, you’ll learn to use movement, light, and color to tell expressive stories with the human figure in acrylic paint. Inspired by a visit to our exhibitions, we’ll discuss the importance of composition, color, narrative, and more in abstract and representational figure art before moving on to create our very own figure paintings!
Walk step-by-step through the process of selecting a reference image, developing a dynamic composition, transferring an image to canvas, choosing a palette, color mixing, establishing form, and working in layers with various media.
By the end of this program, you’ll walk away with a 16x20 final figure painting on canvas and all the skills and tips needed to move forward in your figure painting journey!
Most materials provided. Please view the attached materials list for additional items needed.
There will be a brief lunch break, so please bring along a bagged lunch.
Level: All levels welcome
Sunday, May 7
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Members $75; Nonmembers $90
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Austin “Auz” Miles is a multidisciplinary painter, designer, and public artist from Durham, North Carolina, currently working in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. She recently completed a four-month residency with STUDIOHOUSE in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2021, Miles received the Director's Choice Award during the Made in VA exhibition at Virginia MOCA. Her work has been exhibited regionally at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Contemporary Arts Network, Virginia MOCA, Jamestown Settlement, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, the 1708 Gallery, IA&A at Hillyer, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. She has installed numerous national murals in Richmond, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Durham, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; and Magnolia, Mississippi.
Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged, and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.