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Series of Life Drawing Classes

Monterey Museum of Art

Weekly Event - Every Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

Series of Life Drawing Classes

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The Monterey Museum of Art will offer a series of life drawing classes taught by artist Daria Shachmut on Tuesdays, beginning September 24 for eight sessions, 10 am–12:30 pm. $250 MMA members, $300 non-members includes model fee. MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street Monterey.

In these classes participants will learn to “see”, learn strong measuring skills, and learn to create expressive drawings of the human figure. All representational painting, whether landscape or figurative work, depends upon strong drawing to succeed. Participants will learn the essentials of drawing: line, shape, proportion, value, perspective and composition and the techniques and insights to improve drawing.  After quick sketches to develop expressiveness and capture the gesture of the model, the instruction will move into longer poses to develop accurate drawing skills. A materials list will be available upon registration.

Daria Shachmut, award winning and nationally recognized artist, has been featured in Southwest Art, the Artist’s Magazine, Western Art Collector for her expressive portraits of cattle. After many years in the Bay Area with a professional focus on the human figure and portraiture, she also taught drawing and painting at Merritt College, Laney College and Chabot Colleges. A move to Carmel Highlands changed her focus to the Hereford cattle in Big Sur. Her work is represented by The New Masters Gallery in Carmel, the Carmel Art Association, and Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, CA.

Materials List:

Canson “Biggie” sketch pad 18 x 24

 Rough Newspaper pad 18 x 24 (any brand)

 2-4 sheets Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper 19 x 25  in any neutral ( felt gray, flannel gray, steel gray, pearl etc.)

 Small Packs vine charcoal extra soft and medium or(  one box of 20 assorted)

 Compressed chunky charcoal stick Derwent or Gretacolor dark( 49500)

 Graphite pencils (any brand-Mars lumograph, Derwent, Prismacolor) 6B, 2B

 Thick Graphite stick  Dark or Medium

 Conte Crayons:  dark brown(sanguine medicis), sanguine natural, and white

 White charcoal pencil

 Black charcoal pencil  6B and B

 Sharpie marker, fine and ultrafine

 Kneaded rubber eraser, pink pearl eraser, art gum eraser

 Small chamois or cotton T-shirt small rags

 Staedtler graphite pencil sharpener( small) and sandpaper sharpening pad


 Portfolio- at least 22 x 28( to transport drawing papers) zippered style at Art Max $20.00 OK

 Art box( similar to a tackle box) to transport drawing materials, plus small boxes to store conte crayons, charcoal pieces  etc.


Have questions about Series of Life Drawing Classes? Contact Monterey Museum of Art


Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street
559 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Weekly Event - Every Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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