Intro to Figure Drawing with Mark Beins, September 15, 10am-3pm
Learn the basics of drawing the figure with local artist and expert Mark Beins in this beginners workshop. This unique experience will include techniques and methods for understanding the proportions of the human body utilizing a live cloaked model. Students will map out the human form by observing and using quick gesture drawings and will explore techniques to render tone, value, texture, and perspective (foreshortening) in addition to getting the anatomy right. There will be time for critique, discussion, and experimentation throughout the workshop. No matter your skill level, discover ways of approaching figure drawing with confidence! Supplies available for purchase at Art in the Loft.
Saturday, September 15, 10am-3pm
Artist Instructor Bio
Mark Beins lives in Alpena, draws, paints, and teaches art to private students.
Mark has a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing from Wayne State University and has taught in schools in Ohio, including Bowling Green State University, the Toledo Museum of Art, and in Michigan at Wayne State University, Pontiac Center for the Arts, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and Kirtland Community College. His artwork is displayed in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, North Dakota, Las Vegas, Kenai, Alaska, Hollywood, California, and Saudi Arabia and Guam.
He has won first awards in shows in Alpena, Toledo, Venice, Florida, among others.
In industry, he headed up the graphics department at a trade show display company in Toledo, Ohio. He supervised graphic production for large two and three-story exhibits for national and international clients and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He assisted in the design and fulfillment services for computerized robotic theaters, including the production of documentary movies.
Mark works in oils, pencil and charcoal and generally uses landscape and the human figure as the source material for his work.