Parrish Art Museum to offer life drawing class

Photo courtesy of Linda Capello

Photo courtesy of Linda Capello

New Year’s is a time for resolutions, particularly those focused on mastering a new skill. If tapping into your artistic ability is on your “to do” list in 2017, you’re in luck. Beginning January 9, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is offering “Life Drawing with Linda Capello.”

The five-session open studio workshop will meet at the museum on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will draw male and female models through gesture sketches and longer duration observation under the guidance of Capello, a teaching artist and master of figure drawing.

“All I have ever wanted to do was draw, and all I have ever wanted to draw were people,” says Capello, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology who worked in the NYC fashion industry for over 20 years. “I am a classically trained anatomist, but instead of the rigid, mechanical representation of muscle, bone and flesh, I look for the subtlety of the line; the strength and sensuality of the thick, thin and lost line. The curve of the neck and arch of the spine speak volumes.”

Sounds like just the sort of guidance we need to inspire the inner artist in us all. All skill levels are welcome at the course, which is for adults (age 15+).

Participants are asked to provide the following dry media supplies: 18” x 24” newsprint, soft vine charcoal, conté crayons, woodless graphite pencil (#6 or higher), kneaded eraser, and a drawing board.

“Life Drawing with Linda Capello” meets Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., January 9 to February 13 (no class January 16) at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. The cost is $150 ($125 Parrish members). Space is limited and advance registration recommended.

Register online at or call (631) 283-2118 ext. 130.