Weekend Figure Drawing Workshop at Fenimore Art Museum with Artist Allison Hill-Edgar

Start date: July 9, 2022
End date: July 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 5798 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

July 9–10

Brush up on the basics of figure drawing by creating a finished work from a bust cast from life.

Weekend Workshop:
Long Pose: Drawing Busts Cast from Life
Saturday and Sunday, July 9–10, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown
$290 Members; $325 Non-Members. Find link at FenimoreArt.org.

Cooperstown, New York – Fenimore Art Museum offers a new weekend workshop with artist Allison Hill-Edgar—Long Pose: Drawing Busts Cast from Life. Students will have the opportunity to brush up on the basics of figure drawing by creating a finished work from a bust cast from life. They can choose to either draw or paint. All skill levels are welcome and individual attention will be given to each student’s particular goals. Students will be drawing from plaster busts in the museum’s collection of Browere Life Masks, life busts made from direct plaster casts of some of the most important early American figures such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Dolley Payne Madison. The workshop takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 9–10, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Register online at Eventbrite.com (find link at FenimoreArt.org). The cost for the weekend workshop is $290 Members and $325 Non-Members.

More upcoming drawing classes with Allison Hill-Edgar (see website for details): 

  • Proportion (July 5)
  • Line and Contour (July 12)
  • Positive and Negative Space (July 19)
  • Light and Volume I – using grayscale on white paper (July 26)
  • Light and Volume II – working on toned paper (Aug 2)
  • Long Pose I – drawing from a plaster cast or skeleton (Aug 9)
  • Long Pose II – drawing from life (Aug 16)

Find details and registration information for all programs on the calendar at FenimoreArt.org.

About Allison Hill-Edgar

Allison Hill-Edgar is an artist, art historian, and MD who focuses on the intersection of art, medicine, and gender. She has a BA in Art History from Harvard, an MD from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to studying drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and art history in the US, Italy, and France, she was awarded a scholarship from the US Senate to study art and culture in Japan. While pursuing her MFA at the NYAA, she received the Portrait Scholars Award and a residency in Russia.

In addition to her studio practice, commissions, and exhibitions, which explore the human body from many perspectives through painting, collage, and mixed media, she teaches and lectures on the visual arts, art history, and the history of anatomy. In 2020 she was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine (NIH) for an ongoing research project, “Reframing Anatomical History Through the Female Body,” and gave their annual lecture in 2021.