Online Class: Finding the Figure

  • Thursday, September 28
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email [email protected] or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Immerse yourself in the world of figure drawing inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s lesser-known figure studies. Learn fundamental proportions and visualization techniques to capture the human form’s essence. During the first hour, we will cover fundamental skills on figure proportions, learn visualization techniques, and experiment with a variety of drawing exercises. During the second hour, Morgan will lead a guided watercolor figure drawing demo, and students are invited to follow along with watercolor, or work on an extended-time figure drawing in their medium of choice.

Supplies needed for this class:

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil and eraser 
  • Any drawing media- Pencils, pens, charcoal, pastels etc. 
  • Optional but recommended: At the end of the class, we will have a longer time period to complete a more developed figure drawing. You can use any media, but the instructor will do a demo based on O’Keeffe’s style with watercolor. 
    • Watercolor paint
    • Watercolor palette 
    • Brushes 
    • Watercolor paper
    • Water/paper towel 

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required.

This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.

Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

About the Instructor:

A passionate artist and experienced educator, Morgan Jones has spent the last 9 years developing these crafts. She seeks to explore how art can serve as a medium to move us both individually and communally. Her time teaching in public schools, juvenile detention, and community centers has deepened her belief that art is a fundamental means of knowing, connecting, and transforming. In addition to Fine Arts, Morgan studied Art Education at Texas State University as well as Criminal and Social Justice at the College of the Rockies in BC Canada. Morgan’s professional painting practice focuses on plein-air landscape assemblage and multiple exposure oil paintings that call into question ideas of impermanence, memory and conservation. After spending a year living on the road, developing her art from her mobile travel trailer studio, she has settled in Santa Fe to split her time between teaching and creating.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale:

$10; minimal fee.

$20; covers the cost of the class.

$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.

Upcoming Events

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Past Event Classes

In-Person Class: Santa Fe Urban Sketching

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Friday, June 21

9:00am

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Event Classes

Online Class: Color Theory & Paint Mixing for Watercolorists

Online

Monday, June 24

2:30pm

Unfinished Artwork- one of several unfinished works by O'Keeffe that contain either preliminary drawings for unrealized oil paintings or unrealized oil paintings. A pink hibiscus sits at the foreground of the oil painting with a yellow hibiscus tucked behind.

Event Classes

Online Class: Hawaiian Flowers in Pastels

Online

Monday, June 24

5:30pm