*SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students during class time and add a session to the end of the calendar. No class is held during Thanksgiving, Illuxcon Week**, or between Christmas and New Years. All Classes meet live and are not recorded due to proprietary content. Teaching will not happen via email, only during class time.
GESTURE AND EMOTION IN CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE PAINTING
This class is for artists who want to show in art galleries and who work primarily in traditional media. The human form evokes a direct and powerful response in the viewer. In this mentorship students will learn how to depict specific body language for the purposes of personal expression. Using visual storytelling methods developed in illustration Rebecca helps students understand their own relationship to the figure and its communicative capacity. At the end of the semester the owners of Haven gallery will provide feedback on student work. After taking this class students will also receive a free profile on the Smarter Art Market, a destination for art directors and collectors.
About Rebecca Leveille Guay
Rebecca's work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York and Los Angeles and has been included in several museum exhibitions around the country. Publications featuring her work include: Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Poets and Artists, Beautiful Bizarre, and New York Magazine's Bedford+Bowery. In Spring of 2018 her solo exhibition at Untitled Space in New York was chosen as a Top Nine Editor's Pick by ArtNet News. Prior to shifting to gallery work Rebecca was a very well known illustrator under the name Rebecca Guay. She illustrated several fully painted graphic novels including titles for DC Comics and Dark Horse, produced book covers and children's books for most major publishers, and painted hundreds of cards for Magic the Gathering. She has been a guest lecturer or instructor at art schools including: Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Pratt Institute.