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Norman Rockwell Museum to Present Workshops for College Students and Adults
01:25PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum will start 2017 with a series of winter break art workshops, intended for college students and adults, during the month of January. Students of all skill levels are welcome, and will have the opportunity to advance their work and strengthen their portfolio.

From Monday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum will offer classical drawing techniques with illustrator/video game artist Patrick O'Donnell. Participants will explore technical, traditional image building techniques for drawing the human figure during this weeklong workshop. Focused on the methods and teachings of master draughtsman and anatomist George Bridgman, who was Norman Rockwell's teacher, the class will focus on golden age disciplines for realizing the human form. Students will draw from a live model and have the opportunity to study from original works of Bridgman himself, which are featured in the museum's permanent collection.

From Monday, Jan. 9, through Friday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum will present the weeklong workshop "Painting Like the Illustrators of the Famous Artists School." Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will discuss and demonstrate the step-by-step Famous Artists School techniques for painting the figure as mastered by Norman Rockwell, who was an instructor for the popular art correspondence school started in the late 1940s. Paint mixing, value, color strategies, and figure construction will be taught through observational painting from a live model. Utilizing an under-drawing and value plan, students will learn to compose fully realized paintings of the figure.

Admission for each weeklong workshop is $200. Advance registration is required by calling 413-931-2221 or emailing

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