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Ed Stitt

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Basket of Napkins: Apprentice Rob Dinsmore's Painting


Fenway Drawing and Painting Class

I will be starting a group class which will focus on basic training for beginning and intermediate level art students who want to develop their observational and figurative drawing and painting skills. The class will meet at historic Fenway Studios (30 Ipswich Street, Boston) on Mondays during the winter and spring of 2020, time to be determined by the number of people attending and what works best for their schedules. The class will begin with simple drawings from Still Lifes in Black and White, then will become more complicated in Pastel, then move to Portrait Drawing and Painting in the winter, potentially finishing in the spring with Figure Drawing and Painting depending on the class. Cost of the classes will be $50 per class, parking and model fees separate.

Email me at ed.stitt010@gmail.com, or call me at (617) 312-2165 to learn more about the class, the venue, and parking arrangements.

This Spring (2020) I am a Visiting Instructor at Boston University for the class, Anatomy and Figure Drawing, which meets twice a week and focuses on learning Gross Human Anatomical terms and drawing the useful landmarks one needs to know to draw the human figure convincingly. The class will be drawing from the cadaver in anatomy lab during a few sessions, then from the live model in most others. This is an informative, creative, and scientific class.


APPRENTICES: I currently have one artist, Rob Dinsmore (see examples of his work on this page), working with me in my studio, and have room for ONE, and maybe TWO more. "Apprenticeship" involves rigorous training and skill development in drawing and painting from observation (usually taking 2 to 3 years), along with development of professional skills and vision. Look at my various students' work alongside this page to see some of the work they've done and some of the assignments I've given. Cost is negotiable, but typically $125 per session (involving training, demonstration, critique, and assignments). Students often choose one meeting per week, some choose two to develop quickly. If you are interested in apprenticeship with me, we would have to work out a time and place for the training to occur, whether subletting in my studio building or at a student's own studio space. Contact me at ed.stitt010@gmail.com.