Friday, September 17, 2010

More information on Art Institute and Art League Figure Class

The Art Institute of Charlotte (Ai) and the Charlotte Art League (CAL) team up to offer a figure drawing class this fall. The class is open and free to members of the Charlotte Art League. Anyone can join the Art League to participate. The general public may attend by joining CAL for $50 annual membership.
The class will be taught by Wil Bosbyshell, Art Institute of Charlotte associate professor and studio member of CAL. The five night series of classes begins November, 3 2010. Bosbyshell will offer instruction and guidance for the beginner student, but all levels are welcome to participate.
Season: Fall 2010

Class: Life Drawing (Beginning Figure Drawing)

Location: The Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road

Intersection of Camden and S. Tryon Street

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 to 9:50

Dates: November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 8

To attend call (704) 357-8020 ext 2331 and register for the class

To join CAL call email Bobbie Underhill at

Bosbyshell wrote the curriculum for the Art Institute figuring drawing class in 2001 and has taught the class for 10 years since. The class will utilize live models and stress a variety of mediums and techniques. Students need to bring all their own supplies.
Throughout his career, Bosbyshell has drawn and painted the figure. He is now working on a series of large scale figure drawings titled: Weight. The drawings are six feet in height and three feet wide, drawn with pencil and white charcoal. Each figure supports a rock above her head. Some figures shoulder the weight easily; others look as if the weight will soon crush them.

The progress and process of the drawings have been documented in a blog: There you can see, through images and discussion of the drawings in progress, Bosbyshell’s thought process, and technique. Also, these drawings will be on display at the Gallery of the Art Institute of Charlotte during the month of December, 2010.

Bosbyshell maintains a studio at the Charlotte Art League on the Light Rail Line in Charlotte’s South End cultural district. He is represented by Redsky Gallery in Charlotte, and has exhibited internationally, and throughout the southeastern U.S. His paintings are included in the collections of EnPro Industries and The Vendue Inn in Charleston.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Art Insittue and Art League team up to offer figure class

I am teaching five of my figure drawing classes at The Charlotte Art League this fall.  This should be a fun class.  I will bring the models and the room at CAL is big.  I will provide instruction on a variety of techniques and mediums.  Call or email to sign up. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Professional Photo of Drawing 3

Here is the final photo of drawing three.  One debate I have with other artist is how to photograph or document their work.  First you need to document everything!  Second, some of your documentation needs to be better than the photos you take with your phone or personal camera.  In the photo above, the light is even, which I could never achieve on my own.  I use Kenny Color in Charlotte for all my professional photography and high resolution scanning.  You can do all this by yourself, yes.  But you would have to buy all the equipment.  Kenny Color can do it for me without all the hassle of learning another profession!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Standing figure final drawing

It has been so hot in August that I have not been able to go to my studio to draw.  However, I have been documenting the drawings.  Here is one of the finals for the standing figure.  This image shows the negative space around the drawing which I was unable to capture in my personal photographs.  It pays to hire a professional!  I am very happy with the cast shadow on this drawing.