PITTSTON — Award-winning artist, mentor and creative advocate Helen Lavelle will lead a Drawing From Life workshop on Sunday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Art e Fekts Gallery, 71 S. Main St., Pittston.
The workshop is designed for artists who want to take their interest in the human figure to the next level. Artists of all experience levels (or none) are welcome to attend the workshop and explore the dynamic and aesthetic aspects of working with a live model. The workshop will feature female model Chelsea Smarr, who is one of the best in the business.
“I’m thrilled to share with each artist the secrets that go beyond what we learn in art school,” said Lavelle, a Greater Pittston native and graduate of the former St. John’s High School. Evangelist. “I will help artists tap into their intuitive creative nature, observe the energy inherent in their subject matter, and translate both into artworks that explore much more than anatomy, likeness, light, form and space. During the workshop, I hope they will capture the energetic spirit of the model but especially their own as an artist.
Mary Kroptavich, director of the Art e Fekts gallery, is pleased that Lavelle brings her years of experience to the Art e Fekts gallery.
“As the Art e Fekts gallery continues to grow and grow, we are focused on hosting more vibrant events, artists, talks, lectures and receptions,” Kroptavich said. “Having award-winning local artist Helen Lavelle teach a life drawing workshop is exciting. I am certain that those who take this course will come away feeling guided by the energy of the hands of the world. Watching Helen work and teach is quite a powerful and uplifting experience.
Supplies will be provided by Art e Fekts Gallery, including quality 80-pound paper and compressed charcoal and willow charcoal, but artists are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks, paper, markers, and charcoal-based media. ‘water.
The cost is $125 per person. Proceeds from the workshop will support ongoing arts programming at Pittston. Space is limited, so anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register today at https://bit.ly/drawing-from-life.
Lavelle is an artist and advocate for the arts in all genres. His personal work is deeply affected by current global needs and influenced by the political climate. His figurative, landscape and abstract work is held in corporate and private collections around the world.
For more information about Lavelle or to view and purchase his works, visit www.helenlavelleartist.com.