Drawn to Horses with Rick Lacey

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This class is designed to allow students to pursue their passion for equines and art as they draw and paint horses outdoors at the High Hopes therapeutic riding center in Old Lyme.  Using horses as the inspiration, students will explore the fundamental principals of gesture and observational drawing. Students will investigate line, value, form and composition. Demonstrations and references to examples of horses painted and drawn by master artists will be featured to call attention to various artistic techniques. The intention is to foster an understanding of anatomy and proportion as students draw and paint from live horses and observe their movement, weight distribution and specific characteristics. The class is open to students of all skill levels.
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Materials List

  • Acid-free paper, 2Acid-free paper, 24 x 18 inches
  • Newsprint paper, 24 x 18 inches (optional for rapid drawings)
  • Graphite pencils, 2b and h hardness
  • Charcoal pencils, medium grade (4b)
  • Vine charcoal (soft)
  • Kneaded rubber
  • Single edge razor or similar tool for sharpening pencils4 x 18 inches
  • Newsprint paper, 24 x 18 inches (optional for rapid drawings)
  • Graphite pencils, 2b and 2h hardness
  • Charcoal pencils, medium grade (4b)
  • Vine charcoal (soft)
  • Kneaded rubber
  • Single edge razor or similar tool for sharpening pencils