These workshops are for artists working in a figurative/representational style. The aim of the workshops is: to encourage the exploration and honing of drawing, painting and sculpture skills;  to discuss and explore western figurative traditions and their conceptual and technical influences on today's art, and to work intensely for several days in the company of other figurative artists. Your instructor Duker Bower will emphasize a figurative/representational approach heavily informed by a drawing tradition begun in Renaissance Italy that has been an inspirational touchstone for figurative artists ever since.  Its qualities of line; proportion; spacial integration; anatomy; realism, naturalism; contour; body and facial expressiveness; form; light and shadow, etc., will be explored.  The goal of the workshops is to inspire you to new ways, formally, technically and conceptually, of working towards your figurative/representational artistic goals. Instruction will be done thru observation, commentary, group discussion, example, demonstration and a lot of working from life at your easel. For a fuller understanding of Duker's approach to representational/figurative art in the workshops,  go the COURSES pages to read the various course descriptions. The workshops at the Inn at Charlotte B&B include: Duker's studio, an old one-room schoolhouse; storage; parking; the Common Room for meetings, crits, eating, etc.; a beautiful countryside location in Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley; great local restaurants & other foodie delights (beer, wine, cheese); and plenty of great recreational activities including hiking, biking and much, much more.  All Workshops have an Inn at Charlotte B&B lodging-included option. We can also suggest other close-by lodging options. 

Stay tuned for workshop dates.