INFORMATION and REGISTRATION
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Are you new to drawing and looking for a supportive, professional environment for study? Are you an artist looking for a community of dedicated artists to exchange ideas with? The Manifest Drawing Center is offering free quarterly Cast Drawing sessions for newcomers and friends alike to come and draw from our growing collection of classical anatomical casts.
Professionals, students, and the creative public are invited to work side-by-side in a relaxed environment towards the common pursuit of excellence in drawing.
Cast drawing provides the opportunity for artists to practice a variety of fundamental drawing skills while also allowing for the study of classical proportions and historical works. Manifest’s modest but growing collection is the only regional collection open to the public for the specific purpose of drawing – this opportunity is not to be missed!
With the help of a moderator, casts will be set up and lit early during the sessions. Drawing horses and easels are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions are also available. Participants should provide for their own supplies.
Participants must register for this free offering. This is an independent study opportunity!
Casts available for drawing include:
Life-sized Houdon L’Ecorche
Half bust of Hermes
Half bust of King Agrippa
Full portrait bust of Julius Caesar
Full bust of classical female
Full size venue torso
Reproduction of Belvedere Torso
Classical Nike relief sculpture
Small anatomical muscular torso model
Full bust of Hermes
Flayed (anatomical) Hand
Foot from Michelangelo’s David
One life-cast hand
One oversized hand
LOCATION: All courses and demos are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The
studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.
Drawing horses and easels as well as storage shelf space are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions is also available. Course participants should provide for their own supplies and drawing board.
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