Building Character and Sculpting Stories
3:30 – 5:30 PM
$390 (inclusive of all art materials)
with Grace Lang
Every Wednesday from September 9 through October 26
How can we take control of the stories that we tell ourselves and others? This class will focus on creating character and storytelling through figurative sculpture. There will be an emphasis on developing a personal artistic style through character design and the utilization of motifs and symbols. Inspired by artists of the past and present, students will use a variety of tools, materials, and techniques as they consider figurative poses, the power of gesture, and understand how to develop their own visual language. Representational or abstract, there are no boundaries as to what you can create in this multimedia workshop! Students will be assigned to their very own studio space in the Studio Barn. No prior experience necessary.
This program is limited to six participants. Social distancing measures will be implemented and students and staff will be required to wear masks when they are within 6' of each other. Each student will be assigned their own, exclusive studio space in the Art Omi Studio Barns where doors and windows will remain open to promote air circulation. Students will be provided with their own set of materials that will not be shared amongst the group. Shared facilities (studio sinks and bathrooms) will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each class.
Grace Lang is a multimedia artist based in upstate New York, where she creates both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. Most recently, she created the artwork for a children’s book, "March On", about the 1915 Women’s March in New York City. She also facilitates art-making workshops for children, incorporating identity-building practices. Grace is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a degree in Illustration, as well as Lang College with a degree in Literary Studies. For the past 10 years, Grace has created illustrations and directed graphic design for teen development company, Your Self Series, which provides self-identity and wellness curriculum for teachers, parents, and social workers working with teens. She has participated in artist residencies in China, Germany, and the U.S and is an active member of the Youth Affinity Leadership Group at the Art Therapy Project in NYC.
The Virtual Drawing Group invites Art Omi's extended community to draw along at home! Virtual Drawing Group participants share their work and connect with the group via a weekly Zoom session on Thursday at 5 pm EST. All styles and media welcome. Pre-registration is required.
You can also engage with by completing the weekly prompts and tagging your work on Instagram or Facebook! Use #artomi and #educationomi to share your work.
- November 12 / Abstraction: Create an abstract drawing based on the human figure.
- November 19 / Free share: share your recent figure drawing works.
- December 3 / Inspired pose: Make a figure drawing based on a famous work of figurative art.
- December 17 / Costume: Create a figure drawing with distinctive clothing, dress or costume.
- December 31 / Chiaroscuro: make a figure drawing with boldly contrasting lights and darks.
Past session image galleries:
- April 23: Figure and Nature Combined
- April 30: Figures from Quarantine
- May 7: News Figures
- May 14: Mixed Media
- May 21: Unconventional Tools
- May 28: Focus on Portraits
- June 4: Blind or Semi-Blind Contour
- June 11: Figures from Memory
- June 18: Open Share
- July 2: Three Tone Series
- July 23: Movement
- August 13: Emotive Figures
- August 27: Using Text
- September 10: Monochromatic Color Scheme
- Sept 24: Abstraction
Join us on Saturday mornings for safe exploration of the Sculpture & Architecture Park and art-making for kids ages 5-12. Weekly workshops host a maximum of twelve children, with a minimum of two teachers. This program will be held almost entirely outdoors with art-making occurring under the open-air Education Pavilions.
Open Figure Drawing for Adults gathers Monday and Wednesday evenings to sketch, draw, and render from a live model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice. Please note that pre-registration is required.