Six 2-hour sessions
April 26 – May 31
6:30 – 8:30 pm
$160 Non-members | $145 Members
Class Size: Minimum 6 | Maximum 11
Level: Beginner and intermediate
Location: Arts Benicia classroom
For beginners and artists who would like to strengthen their drawing skills. This comprehensive drawing course includes line, value and composition. We’ll work first from life, then photographs using charcoal and other drawing media to create convincing three-dimensional form and strong compositions. We’ll deal with perspective, proportions and figure/ground relationships and empower original ideas. New projects and more individualized instruction for continuing students.
Instructor will provide a supply list and email it to registered students a week before class starts.
Larnie Fox is a visual and sound artist known for paintings, monumental bamboo sculpture, sound art, sound installations and performances. His kinetic/sound sculpture and paintings have been shown in one-person shows at The Lab, The Richmond Art Center and The Randall Museum, and in numerous group shows and performances. He directs the Crank Ensemble, a fourteen-member group that performs on hand-cranked instruments built by Larnie. He was commissioned to create and burn a 20 ft. bamboo and muslin windmill at Burning Man, and there he made and flew a bamboo airplane with his wife Bodil Fox. Other collaborations with Bodil have included set design and construction for Theatre of Yugen’s “Cycle Plays” at Theatre Artaud (now Z Space), a giant kinetic dragonfly for the DuPage Museum near Chicago, and “Time Sensitive Materials” at Cricket Engine in Oakland, CA.
Larnie is also an arts consultant currently representing the Estate of the painter Jon Schueler. He formerly was Executive Director of Arts Benicia and Director of the Children’s Fine Art Program for the City of Palo Alto at the Palo Alto Art Center. He has taught drawing, painting, art appreciation and color design at Weber State College, Ogden, Utah, and drawing at the Community University in Bozeman, Montana. He is a founding member of 23five, a Bay Area non-profit that promotes sound art. He holds an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah, and a BA in Painting and Drawing from Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, and lives, works and collaborates with his wife Bodil in Benicia, CA. He and Bodil are past resident artists at the Montalvo Art Center’s Lucas Artists Residency Program in Saratoga, CA.
Instructor websaite: www.infoflow.com/larnie