richard weaver
classes and workshops

Classes 2014 (updated August 25, 2014)

Piedmont Community College - Charlottesville, VA   (

  • Drawing I

Dates: August 21 - December 18 - Thursdays, 6-10pm.
A course which covers the fundamentals of drawing from life.
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  • Figure Drawing

Dates: August 27 - December 17 - Wednesdays, 6-10pm.
The course covers foundation information on structure, and drawing the human form from observation.
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River Road Studio - Charlottesville, VA   

  • Figure Painting

Dates: Sept. 19 - Nov. 21 (this class meets 9 times in this period). Fridays, 2-5pm.
Price: $345, Models fees extra.
Students will work on two different paintings. In the first, a 4 session painting, we will work on an "academic" study of the figure, using color and shape to make sense of the structure (anatomy) and volumes of the figure in light and shade. The second pose will be a 5 session painting, in which we will concentrate on the figure as a compositional element in our design. Some figure drawing experience is recommended.

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Workshops 2014

  • Drawing the Head - River Road Studio (Charlottesville, VA)

Dates: October 4, 5, 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
Price: $180, models fees extra
An introductory course on drawing a portrait. We will cover issues of proportion, likeness, perspective as it relates to the head, planes, structure of the features, light and shade, as well as other topics. An excellent primer for the beginner, or a sound review for more experienced artists.

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Dates: October 24th & 25th
I will be participating in a two day figure festival at The Art League in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. Join me in a sculpture portrait demonstration, in which students will be able to work along with me on their own piece, or just watch the demo if you prefer. A dinner discussion about art is also part of the agenda

Visit The Art League for information and registration.

  • November - Workshop to be announced pending schedule arrangement.

Dates: December 13, 14, 10am-4pm on Sat. and Sun.
A beginner's primer for drawing from observation and a nice opportunity for more experienced artists to review important life drawing principles, such as proportion, visual measuring, perspective, light and shade, etc.

Visit The Art League for information and registration.

**For details on any class or workshop, please contact Richard Weaver