The weekly sketch class continues to meet and work on drawing techniques. Jackie Andes, who initiated the classes, says: “The class is two hours. The first 20 minutes the model changes the pose every minute. This is to “loosen up” the hand/eye coordination.
“Then there are two 15/20 minute poses, and the last pose is one hour. Most of the artists are using graphite, charcoal, or conte. This last session Marilyn used water color and Seona did a reverse drawing that looked like a black and white photo negative — interesting approach. Jackie worked in soft charcoal using a kneaded eraser to create highlights on the form. All of the models have been wonderful and showed great appreciation for everyone’s efforts.
“The class is open to everyone at any level in their art education. There is no teacher on hand, which sometimes makes a novice more relaxed. We do share one piece at the end of the session and offer personal reactions — all statements have been very supportive.
“Thus far, we have been able to pay the model and rental with at least one more rental fee on hand. Let’s keep this going. There have been discussions in the past over wanting to have a sketch class, well now we have one — and it needs the support of Ajo Artists.”
The next class is Wednesday January 15 at 3 pm.