Drawing & Portraiture with Lauren Amalia Redding

$125/$115 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

sponsored by Croissants de France

Utilizing graphite on paper, students will explore the basic structure that underpins strong portraiture and figure drawing. The instructor will demonstrate how her knowledge of human anatomy, proportion, and value helps to create a volumetric and accurate drawing. Students will then draw, focusing on landmarks of the head for portraiture and how the relationship between the ribcage and pelvis kicks off the whole human figure. However, students are encouraged to have fun with markmaking and not to hide their own personal aesthetic—while this solid foundation is the focus, students’ own individuality is equally prized!

Lauren Amalia Redding (b. 1987, Naples, Florida) is an artist and writer living and working in Queens, New York with her husband, the sculptor Brett F Harvey. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art in New York, New York. One of the few artists who utilize the anachronistic medium of silverpoint, she primarily draws portraits of her mother’s Cuban family.

Her exhibition history began with a solo show at Chicago’s renowned Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. Since then, she has exhibited extensively, both in New York City and nationally. Her work is in collections in the United States and Australia, and she was an artist-in-residence at the Florence School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Lauren has also been included in both Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector magazines, particularly covering her curated exhibition “Argentum: Contemporary Silverpoint” in Manhattan. She recently enjoyed a solo show at Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and currently contributes art criticism to both The Blue Review and Art Aesthetics Magazine.

Lauren also teaches workshops nationwide, and works by day as a sculpture assistant for a major contemporary artist. Please feel free to visit her website at www.laurenredding.com.

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