Painting the Figure & Portrait – The Art Students League

Painting the Figure & Portrait

Robin Smith

Class Description

Robin Smith will guide students in a 3 dimensional, structurally expressive approach to painting and drawing the live model. Working individually with each student, the instructor will help them learn how to trust their eyes and train their hands to capture the unique essentials of each model through color, shape, line and composition while working in a painterly, tactile manner.

About the Instructor

Robin Smith studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence) and, while working as a graphic artist, at the State University of New York at Purchase College. She’s also studied in New York City at the National Academy Museum and School and the Art Students League of New York, where she currently monitors two classes. Her work is in several private and public collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Alex Adams Gallery in New York City represents her work. Smith was recently a subject of a cover profile in Artist magazine (Jan./Feb. 2015); her work can be viewed at www.robinsmithartist.com

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