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Figure Drawing From the Inside Out with Nirmala Greenwell

Sun, July 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sun, July 29, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

July 17, 2018 – Please note: This demonstration is full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

Join Nirmala as she shares concrete techniques that will enable participants to improve upon their figure drawing skills.

Using examples from her work, Nirmala will present an overview of how to draw or paint the human body; briefly looking at not only how the underlying bones and muscle affect the surface contours but also external factors such as light and shadow which create the values that enable the artist to depict form and volume. At the same time, proportions of the head and body will be discussed and illustrated using a variety of dry and wet media.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Victoria or contact them at 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555 to register.

About the Artist
Born in Trinidad, West Indies Nirmala attended primary and secondary schools there, and upon graduation received recognition and an award for outstanding work in art. At UBC, she earned a double-major degree in English Literature and Fine Arts (honours) with a focus on Indian, Chinese and Japanese art. She was fortunate to have had instructors Tony Onley and B.C. Binning among many others who inspired and taught the history of art, design fundamentals, and techniques of the old masters in several studio courses.

She has taught art, geography, spanish and english in Trinidad and in BC.
The dancing interplay of light and shadow captivates her interest and imagination and is a source of joy and inspiration for her watercolour and acrylic paintings which depict a variety of subject matter. Her paintings adorn many a wall in Trinidad, Barbados, Canada, U.S. U.K. and Japan. Nirmala resides in Victoria with her family and devotes an increasing portion of her time to her art.


Figure Drawing From the Inside Out
Figure Drawing From the Inside Out
Figure Drawing From the Inside Out
Figure Drawing From the Inside Out