A TASTE OF ART: Figure Drawing


Self-Portrait in Red, 1940, oil on canvas, Anhui Museum

Session 1: 11:00am-12:30pm (English)
Session 2: 12:45-2:15pm (English)
Session 3: 2:30-4:00pm (粵語)                                                  
Session 4: 4:15-5:45pm (粵語)

About This Workshop
Figure drawing is an excellent practice for artists to study human forms in various shapes and postures. Besides proportions, perspective, shading and all the fundamentals of drawing, figure drawing requires the study of movement, weight, balance and tension. Figure drawing is arguably the most challenging subject an artist commonly encounters, and requires a great deal of time and effort to perfect their technique.

Pan Yu-Lin is the master of figure drawing. Whether rendering a life model without idealization and abstraction, or creating elegant imaginary female figures based on her classical Chinese painting background, Pan shows her perfect figure drawing technique.

During the Open Studio, besides the basic technique of figure drawing, the educator will teach the techniques of drawing the clothed model. Material available on site include drawing paper, sketching pencils, colored pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels and markers. Smocks with cheongsam design are available on site for visitors to borrow to model for the drawing.

About “A Taste of Art” Series
The Hong Kong Jockey Club presents Song of Spring: Pan Yu-Lin in Paris as the second instalment in its “20th Century Chinese Female Artist Series.” Belonging to the first generation of Chinese students to study fine arts in France, Pan Yu-Lin’s (1895-1977) distinctive style synthesized eastern and western sensibilities. She was also one of the first female art professors in modern China. With over 60 works of portraiture, nude, landscape, dance figure painting and sculpture, this exhibition explores Pan’s second period in Paris.

Sunday Open Studio Series invites visitors to be inspired by the exhibition and create their own art work in response to the works. Open Studio will run on four Sundays during the exhibition period, with each workshop dedicated to different themes. Basic art materials will be supplied and educators will be present to provide assistance. Participants are welcome to submit their finished art works to the Expressing Self - Inspired by Pan Yu-Lin art competition.

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Event Details

Sun 25 Nov 2018
11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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