Objectives of this course are to either learn, refresh, or just practice skills in figure drawing or painting. It will cover a spread from basic anatomy to working to develop mass, volume, shape and space through shading or color. We’ll look to the figure ground relationship and not only focus on the figure but the space and negative space surrounding it. Thinking differently about how we approach a drawing or painting with a figure in it, and how to get to the end point we wish to achieve. The class will be open ended to how you wish to approach the figure, and we can work through your individual interests and goals, as well as those as a whole for the class. We’ll have group critiques as well as taking time to look at figurative works from art historical and contemporary artists.
• Vine charcoal in various sizes (not compressed): thin, medium, extra large
• Cold press paper (90 lb or 140 lb) or Strathmore pad at least 18 x 24
• Staedler erasers
• Chamois cloth
• Drawing board or something to attach to the drawing board (Clips, tape)
• Drawing pencils (charcoal, a selection of 6B through 6H)
Sarah Treharne received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2014. Upon graduation Treharne kept up her practice, working in the studio and at residencies. She attended Chautauqua Institution in both 2015 and 2017. In the fall of 2016 Treharne was the recipient of the Emily Mason Fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center. In 2018 she received a partial grant to attend the residency Can Serrat in El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain. She has showed in various group shows including Field Projects’ “Soft Animal,” as well as Trestle Gallery’s “Small Works." In 2019 Treharne attended the New York Studio School's Drawing marathon. Most recently she received her Masters in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2020, where she had her thesis show, "Slow Burn" at Pink Noise Projects.