Planes of the Head Workshop

Dates Updated
It seems that January was difficult for so many who wanted to attend.
Kim English and Nura Mascareñas 
“Planes of the Head” 3-Day Workshop
March 20, 21 and 22, 2015
This unique workshop will focus on learning the planes of the head and how light affects those planes. The first day will be drawing, the second day will be painting, and the third day will be sculpting the “planes of the head” with modeling clay.
As a former teacher of Anatomy at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design for many years and a skilled painter of the figure, Kim brings deep expertise in helping students understand how to effectively draw and paint the essence, gesture and correct anatomical structure of the figure.
Nura, is also a graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She is a nationally renown sculptor and has been teaching at the Art Students League of Denver for about 9 years and is deeply knowledgeable in translating 2-D planes to 3-D form.
This dual taught workshop provides students the opportunity of not only learning the planes of the head in drawing and painting but also understanding how the form changes as you move around the model in 3 dimensions. For the sculptors who have not worked in 2 dimension, painting in color will be a nice introduction, and learn a new way to transfer this knowledge. This intensive workshop is academic and focuses on developing one’s skills in seeing and understanding the human head. Drawing handouts will be provided and students will leave with a clay “planes of the head” model to use as future reference.
Cost: $500 including model fees.
Deposit of $100 is required due by March 7th to reserve your spot. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 students for this workshop.
Please feel free to pass this on to any other artists that may be interested.
Contact: Jody Rigsby for registration, payment and questions. 720-363-8017
Schedule: 9am to 4pm each day
Day 1: 
Drawing:  Kim will be lecturing and drawing while we draw with him.  We will be working both from a model and Kim’s sketches.
Day 2: 
Painting: The medium (watercolor, pastel, oil or acrylics) does not matter.  Understanding the planes is what is most important. We will be working from a model.
Day 3: 
Sculpting: Nura Mascareñas will work with us in sculpting a clay, life sized “planes of the head” using our knowledge of what we have learned in the previous days. Clay will be provided for everyone.
Day 1: Drawing only. You only need to bring your drawing sketch pad, preferably 14 x 18 to 12 x 16 size. You will need a drawing pencil and eraser.
Day 2: Painting. Oils, acrylics, watercolor or pastels (your medium of choice), pochade box and tripod or easel with brushes (medium to small, mixture of bristle and soft brushes), odorless turp if oils. 4 canvases sizes 9 x 12 to 11 x 14.
(if you a sculptor and would like to borrow painting materials contact Jody)
Day 3: Sculpting the head – If you have clay sculpting tools, bring them, if not bring a butter knife and a small paring knife.  Clay and board for the sculpture are provided.
There will be a lunch break from 12 – 1. Lunch will be provided.
Snow Date: April 3, 4, and 5
Kim and Nura’s Studio: 
1984 Nova Road, Pine CO 80470 – 303-838-6937
Directions: Highway 285 to Pine Junction (about 10 minutes past Conifer) There is a signal, turn right onto Mount Evans Blvd. Go about 1 mile to Nova Road (big WOODSIDE sign). Take a left and go about 3/4 of a mile to 1984. Second house on the left, address post has a pink ribbon wrapped around it.