Weekend Workshop: Long Pose – Drawing Busts Cast from Life


New date: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24–25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In this weekend workshop, students will have the opportunity to brush up on the basics of figure drawing by creating a finished work from a bust cast from life. Students can choose to either draw or paint.All skill levels are welcome and individual attention will be given to each student’s particular goals. Students will be drawing from plaster busts in the museum’s collection of Browere Life Masks, lifelife busts made from direct plaster casts of some of the most important early American figures such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Dolley Payne Madison.

Allison Hill-Edgar is an artist, art historian, and MD who focuses on the intersection of art, medicine, and gender. She has a BA in Art History from Harvard, an MD from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to studying drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and art history in the US, Italy, and France, she was awarded a scholarship from the US Senate to study art and culture in Japan. While pursuing her MFA at the NYAA, she received the Portrait Scholars Award and a residency in Russia.

In addition to her studio practice, commissions, and exhibitions, which explore the human body from many perspectives through painting, collage, and mixed media, she teaches and lectures on the visual arts, art history, and the history of anatomy. In 2020 she was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine (NIH) for an ongoing research project, “Reframing Anatomical History Through the Female Body,” and gave their annual lecture in 2021.

$290 Members; $325 Non-Members

Sunday, September 25, 2022
10:00 am — 4:00 pm (6h)

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