This course will teach the alla prima method of direct painting in shorter poses. The open studio figure class is designed to help students become faster and more accurate with their figure drawing/painting. Each pose will be two weeks long, one model all day with a different pose from morning to afternoon. The primary focus is capturing rhythm, gesture, proportion and a likeness of the model in a short amount of time. The techniques taught in this class can easily be applied to other subject matter besides the figure, therefore the class is also open to still life/ landscape etc. This is an excellent class for beginners & intermediates or young students interested in portfolio development and college prep.