RAA offers 5-week portrait and figure class in August

RAA offers 5-week portrait and figure class in August

First session on July 31 is free.

Bay Area artist and Rossmoor instructor Seema Mahboob is offering a 5- week portrait and figure class on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The series starts July 31 and runs through August 28 in Art Studio 2 at Gateway. The first class includes a demonstration in charcoal and is free. The cost for the remaining 4 classes is $100 and can be paid at the July 31 demonstration. For the July 31 demonstration, bring paper and charcoal pencils to draw. Or just come and watch. Mahboob will have photographs to work from. During the remaining four classes, students may work in any medium of their choice, except oils.

Mahboob will introduce students to the skills and tools essential for accurate rendering from a photograph. Students will learn about form shadows and cast shadows and what role shadows play in achieving a convincing representation. They will explore negative shapes, angles and comparative measurements and learn ways to see and interpret what is in the photograph.

Mahboob has extensive teaching experience. Currently, she teaching drawing and collage classes for Walnut Creek Civic Arts and for local adult education programs. She has earned various awards locally and abroad for her art work. To see her work, visit her website at www.seemamahboob.weebly.com.

The class, sponsored by the Rossmoor Art Association, is open to students of all levels. You must be a member of RAA to take the class. Annual dues are $10. Checks should be payable to RAA and sent with a new member form to P.O. Box 2070, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. Checks and forms may also be left in the RAA mailbox at Gateway or submitted with the tuition fee on July 31.

Forms and a calendar of activities are available at www.rossmoorart.com or
in Art Studio 1.

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