Saturday, April 01, 2006

Old drawing class

Last fall I took a sketch class at the LA Academy of Figurative Art, and I thought the class to be zombie-like. I think I was hoping for the lively bunch of folks I loved from New Haven. There were some very nice folks in the class, and the models were top-notch. But there was no energy in the class for me. I still might take a class there again for the great models and nice studios. As a school, the place has incredible instructors from which I will love to take a class once I have a bunch of money I don't know what to do with!
This is a sketch from that group. She was a trip of a person, and a fantastic model.

1 comment:

Dez Ambrose Root said...

Often you must bring your own energy into an art class. I hate it when the students are glazed over and boring and you have to wake the instructor every 15-20 mins. My solutions for a zombie-like art class atmosphere often include an electronic remote control whoopie cushion, four live rabbits (2 male 2 female), an inflatable doll (to render when the model takes a break), and some DEVO tapes or CDs. I've toyed with mixing up my gadgets like replacing the rabbits with two ferrets & small fireworks for the whoopie cushion but found them too distracting.