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Sat, Jun 03


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Fearless Drawing: Go Figure in Color with Ann Guiliani

(4) Saturdays, 6/3-6/24, from 10:00-12:00. Drawing can be intimidating; therefore, Ann uses all imaginable methods to bring across an idea or concept, encouraging a more fearless approach. This class will focus on the figure as the main source of inspiration.

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Fearless Drawing: Go Figure in Color with Ann Guiliani
Fearless Drawing: Go Figure in Color with Ann Guiliani

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 10:00 AM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

Fearless Drawing: Go Figure in Color with Ann Guiliani

(4) Saturdays, June 3 - June 24, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Members $165/ Non-Members $180 includes $25 model fee

All levels.

Fearless Drawing: Go Figure will place emphasis on drawings inspired by studying the human form. This class will focus on the figure as the main source of inspiration. We will bring in models to access basic skills through a wide range of drawing media. We will also explore color using wet media such as watercolor, flash, and/or acrylic, as well as working in collage. Students will see how the dark and light value tones in a drawing can be translated into color. The course can be geared toward the beginner as well as the advanced student because one on one instruction starts from where the student is. Students are asked to keep a sketchbook they use on a daily basis.

“Drawing is a skill that can be learned. The best way to understand something is to draw it. Besides direct observation, there is photo referencing as well as the computer. Often in my own work, I use all of it in order to fully understand the subject,” shares artist Ann Guiliani. 

Suggested materials list. Ann will also have supplies available for purchase:

  • Small sketchbook for taking notes and drawing all-purpose white paper
  • Small pad of Bristol paper or board smooth plate finish 9" X 12"
  • All-purpose white sketch pad 18" X 24" or larger
  • Graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B
  • Conte crayons black, sepia, and white
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Vine Charcoal hard, medium, and soft
  • One black chalk
  • One brush No. 8 sable or Japanese brush similar size
  • Ballpoint pen black
  • Sharpie permanent black marker
  • India or Sumi ink

Class outline

  • first class: Bring in any paints you have acrylic, watercolor, or oil, and corresponding brushes. Introduction to color and mixing…color theory and value study dark to light
  • second class: Model brought in. Introduction of planes…concentrating on face...or a detail of the figure. Light and dark Monochromatic schemes in paint or pastels. And Grisaille techniques.
  • third class: Model brought in. Continued study of the figure and face in color. Methods of painting a la prima or value study in grisaille or monochromatic schemes. The planes of the face or details of the figure.
  • last class: Model brought in. Mixing of media… overlapping color and paint with mixed media and paper collage.

Ann Guiliani has two master’s degrees: one in Painting and Art Education from New York University and another in Printmaking and Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts. Ann moved from West New York, New Jersey to Cape Cod with her husband and taught at Cape Cod Community College from 1984 to 2000. Versed in so many media, she taught all the art offerings, even Graphic Design which she still works in from time to time. In 2000 her life was altered in caring for her parents as well as her husband with frequent trips between Cape Cod and Florida. The frequent changes in environment inspired a number of major bodies of work. Her six-foot drawings of “Palms in the Wind,” her Paintings of Water; and a series of Drawing From a Moving Car, all challenge moments in time where movement becomes an essential element of the work. Ann is an emerging artist, who has garnered awards both nationally and internationally. She has had five solo shows since returning to Cape Cod in 2015.

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.


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