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Instructor: Laylah Ali
August 19 - 23
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm open studio (Mon-Thurs)

An intensive workshop that introduces and explores a different aspect of drawing each day. Contour, gesture, and tonal drawing will all be included, as well as drawing using color, both for students who have some experience with drawing and those who are newer to it. Figure drawing, self portraiture, still life, and landscape will all be subjects. Students will bring their own materials, including charcoal, a range of pencils, oil pastels, mars and kneaded erasers, and other materials of individual interest (in consultation with the instructor).

Laylah Ali is an artist best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful, allegorical figures, including her long running "Greenheads series" and her recent paintings, "The Acephalous series." Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others. She is a professor of art at Williams College.