Focusing on the figure exclusively, this course will analyze proportion and gesture through concentrated exercise in observational drawing. Students will isolate body parts and investigate how they move as well as how to accurately capture their expression. Each class will crest a number of studies, drawings, and painting on one part of the body, capturing the expression of the whole body and how they fit together. Investigating light movement throughout the body, the class will involve working from a live model.
Sarah Ammons studied drawing and painting at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and also with a minor in art history and philosophy. After receiving her BFA with honors from Queen’s, she completed her MFA at SFAI. Ammons was the recipient of a Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and upon graduation she received the Graduate Fellowship Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Ammons currently works out of her studio in Healdsburg, CA, and exhibits her work throughout the United States and Canada. Her paintings and drawings explore themes of psychoanalysis, love/loss, and the relational dynamics between individuals in contemporary society.View Gallery »