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APSU’S Community School of the Arts to host figure drawing workshop

One of Kell Black's drawings.

(Posted June 3, 2021)

Kell Black
Kell Black

On June 12, the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University will host a figure drawing workshop for community members 18 years or older. The workshop will cost $30 including materials.

Kell Black – professor emeritus for Austin Peay’s Department of Art + Design – will teach the workshop.

“Black has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Art Federation Individual Artist’s Grant in Drawing.” Dawn Martin Dickins, CSA coordinator, said. “He has exhibited his graphic work throughout the United States and Switzerland. He is also active as a paper engineer, and his work is in the permanent collection of Tennessee State Museum.”

Black taught figure drawing for many years. You can see some of his work at http://www.cumberlandgallery.com/kell-black-page.

The class will explore proportion, line, value and composition by drawing the nude figure in a series of short and long poses.

The class will be from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at the Austin Peay Art + Design Building Room 107. The workshop also will be offered on July 10.

Registration for CSA summer classes is still open, though classes are filling up quickly. For information on this and other CSA offerings, visit https://apsu.edu/csa/classes.php. If you have any questions, contact Dickins at dickinsd@apsu.edu.

“We will continue to offer the incredible price of $5 an hour for instruction,” Dickins said. “However, there are some classes that will have additional fees due to needed materials and assistants. Needless to say, it’s still a pretty sweet deal!”

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