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Figure in the Landscape

Deans Figure In Landscape

July 17 – 18: Drawing and painting the figure has been an important part of the artistic practice of all serious artists throughout time. The task of understanding the human form is no small undertaking. In this 2 day class, we take the model out of the studio and into the landscape. Placing the model in the deep space of the outdoors gives us many new opportunities to explore compositional scale and relationships not to mention the added colors and always changing light as the sun moves across the sky. While there are many more considerations as we take the model outdoors, we will continue to concentrate on proportion.

[tabby title=”Instructor Bio”] Royce Deans was born and raised in the Chicago area and has lived in Traverse City for 30 years. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. The focus of his work is split mainly between painting the figure and the landscape. When he is not painting in Leelanau County somewhere or working in his studio, he leads art retreats with the ArtisTTable. These retreats take artists on adventures to far- flung destinations in Europe and beyond to paint.


[tabby title=”Dates/Times”] Wednesday, July 17, Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Thursday, July 18, Time: 9 am – 4 pm

[tabby title=”Supply List”] Sketch book with 6B pencil

18” X 24” newsprint pad

18″ X 24″ drawing pad (Suggestion: Canson XL Mix Media)

vine charcoal


[tabby title=”Refund Policy”] We understand that your plans might change. If they do, notify the GAAC office as soon as possible. Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.



starts July 17 @ 9:00 am
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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Royce Deans
Intermediate / Advanced

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