Redrawing Masculinity | April Figure Drawing Online Workshops
Sunday, April 25, 2021, 10 AM - 12:30 PM (PST) / 1 PM - 3:30 PM (EST) - Special Guest Model: Kyle Xavier Davy
Our main session will take place on April 25 and feature guest model Kyle Xavier Davy. Briden Schueren and Paul Richmond will also model as well as instruct. The class will be two and a half hours.
BONUS SESSION (Bare Chest Calendar): Sunday, May 9, 2021, 10 AM - 11:30 AM (PST) / 1 PM - 2:30 PM (EST) - Special Guest Model: Jack Thompson
Our Bonus session on May 9 is presented in partnership with Bare Chest Calendar and all proceeds will be donated to PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center) to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues. The model for the bonus session will be Jack Thompson, and Paul Richmond will instruct. The class will be an hour and a half.
Register for either workshop (or both!) using the pulldown menu on this page.
Fee: We have a sliding scale for both classes to make them accessible for all who wish to participate. All proceeds from the bonus session are donated to charity. All proceeds from the main session are divided evenly between the models.
ABOUT: Interested in improving your figure drawing skills while working with live models? No need to be a pro! Work with whatever supplies you have available. This workshop is designed to introduce the fundamentals of figure drawing and anatomy while giving you maximum opportunities to practice. Students of all experience levels are welcome. When you register, you will receive a pdf containing the Zoom link.
Models will be wearing very little, so 18+ only.
IMPORTANT: Masculinity means more than bodies with a penis. This workshop is all-inclusive and anyone being inappropriate or disrespectful will be disconnected and banned. Also, we do not offer refunds or rebooks.
QUESTIONS? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRACTICE. Click the image below for access to complete videos from previous sessions.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS/MODELS
Briden Schueren's artistic exploration began in the rural Pennsylvanian town of Cooks Forest, with his grandmother Norma, a painter. From his grandmother, he learned to convey complex emotions through deliberate brushstrokes and color usage. As a child, Briden struggled with a learning disability, resulting in his struggle to connect and socialize with other children. These early adversities became a source of strength because exploring textures and media allowed him to express his emotions and connect with others. His broad body of work boasts both unique textures and mixed media used across the entire collection. Being born a female-bodied person, the challenges, obstacles, and personal reformations have been abundant, leading to the happy person he is today. Often he credits his ability to create and explore through art as a practice as having saved his life. Briden sees his work as having the power to help others in a similar way. “I share my art because through this experience my life has been forever changed, and I want to encourage anyone who will listen, to find their creative facet in life for themselves, to find what allows them to express their truth, as art has changed my life for the better.” Learn more on his website here.
Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over four hundred novel cover illustrations. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through art. He lives with his husband Dennis in Monterey, California. He works and teaches at Open Ground Studios in Seaside, California and is represented by Not Sheep Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.