Painting the Human Form:

observation and interpretation

session 3

July 5, 2021 – July 16, 2021



Over the course of the two week class we will be using a live model to explore the human form in paint. Each week we will work from one long pose towards a fully realized painting with particular emphasis on the interpretive nature of observation. Class discussions and daily demonstrations will focus on developing a holistic approach to translating the visual experience, with an appreciation for the narrative potential of various design elements. 

Jordan Sokol

Jordan Sokol


Using a reduced palette we’ll explore shape design, dynamics of light and form, tonal abstraction, palette organization and the “optical impression”. 

 Various trips to museums and churches will allow for a deeper internalization of the concepts discussed in class. 




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