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Painting the Figure with Diane Rappisi

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

RiverArts Education Center
200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Diane Rappisi


Wednesday-Friday, October 9 - 11
9am - 4pm
Registration Deadline
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Registration Link
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Member Fee / Non-Member Fee
$340/$395 plus $25 model surcharge
RiverArts reserves the right to cancel any class due to under-subscription. Full refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation.
Students may request a refund if withdrawn by seven (7) days prior to registration deadline, less a 10% administrative fee.

Join Diane Rappisi for a fresh perspective on the ever-challenging, always beautiful, human figure. Working from the live (nude) model, participants will manage the critical components of composition, gesture, shape, structure, and color. Students begin monochromatically in either charcoal or oil grisaille, and proceed to full color work in pastel or oil.

Diane Rappisi is an American contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Impressionist colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She works in pastel, oil, charcoal, and graphite. She juried the 2019 Portrait and Figure category of the “Pastel 100” for the Pastel Journal, and is featured in the new hardcover book “Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today’s Top Artists.” In 2017, Diane conducted a workshop tour through 10 cities in Australia and New Zealand. She dedicates much of her off time to her position on the Board of Directors of IAPS, and recently served as the Interim President of Studio Incamminati. 

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline for this class is SEPTEMBER 12, 2019. 

A $25 model surcharge is included in the fee for this class to cover the cost of a model for the entirety of class time. 

Ages: 16+

Skill Level: Previous drawing experience recommended

Students may bring their own oil or pastel supplies. Specific supply lists will be provided upon registration, according to the student’s choice of medium. Please call or email RiverArts for more information.