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August 29, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until September 19, 2020
Figure Drawing: Long Pose
Saturdays 9:30am – 12pm *starting July 11th
Location: Outside at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, ME 04915
$60 for 6 sessions (pre-register on the website), or $15 drop-in.
ABOUT THE GROUP: The longest running group of its kind in the Midcoast area, the life drawing group at Waterfall Arts began over a decade ago. After a four-month hiatus, we are reviving this program in a modified setting for summer 2020: outdoors and physically-distanced, on the Waterfall Arts front lawn, with clothed models. Anyone who has an interest in drawing from the figure can join this ongoing, non-instructional group. The models are different each week and the group is supportive and respectful. The poses tend to be long, one or two a session.
This summer, we ask that participants bring all of their own art materials, including – if possible – easels and seats, as well as personal sun protection (umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, etc). As this is a plein air setting, participants should be prepared for changing conditions and wind. See below for more information about facilities arrangements for the program.
In event of heavy rain, the session will be cancelled.
Public health and your personal safety is our top priority.
All in-person Waterfall Arts programs in the summer of 2020 will be held outdoors and physically-distanced. If materials are provided for any program, they will be prepared at least two days in advance and packaged in individual materials kits for each participant. For programs that take pre-registrations online, students will receive advance notice of any materials they are encouraged to bring to the program, for their own use. All programs are being designed such that participants can maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another and from the teacher, at all times – whether seated or in movement. *Masks are required (particularly during times of instruction and discussion), for all in-person Waterfall Arts programs.
Open-sided tents will be set up on the lawn to help provide protection from sun and rain. Participants are encouraged to bring their own umbrellas, large hats, or other forms of sun protection. When used, public tables and chairs will be wiped down and sanitized before and after the run of the program. Building access will be provided for participants who need to use the restroom or refill their water bottles (with our no-touch cold water dispenser). Wearing a mask is required when inside the Waterfall Arts building, and hand sanitizer is available in the building as well.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Mike Fletcher graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, and later went on to study at the Art Students League where he monitored for the Russian realist painter Leonid Gervits. An active member of the Mid-Coast Maine arts community for over two decades, Mike has performed with the Belfast Maskers, exhibited with Art Fellows, and taught at Waterfall Arts. Mike has retired from his position as the Facility Manager for Waterfall Arts, but remains the coordinator of the life drawing program.
Please register using the form below.