Introduction to Acrylic Life Painting

Saturday, September 14th 1pm-5pm
Activity Room
Natasha Jabre

Introduction to Life Painting


Join us for an Introduction to Life Painting with Natasha Jabre. In this 4-hour class you will learn how to develop acrylic paintings from direct observation of a live model. Employing a variety of painting methods and techniques, you will observe, measure, and record the human figure. This class will address basic concerns in representational painting including the identification of structural masses, human anatomy, positive/negative shapes, and color. No experience is required, open to all skill levels.

Painting materials are supplied, including a 18”x24” canvas. Enjoy a small class size of 12. Ages 16+


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Medium: Acrylic Painting


When: Saturday, September 14th 1pm-5pm


Instructor: Natasha Jabre


Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108


“Ellen” Acrylic on Canvas, 36 in x 48 in / 91.44 cm x 121.92 cm - photographed by: Hank Gatlin



Natasha Jabre is an artist whose work encompasses multiple disciplines including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, abstract and representational painting. Jabre’s recent series of tableaus stage domestic households in dramatic, psychedelic lighting schemes. Her vision incorporates toys, children, and childcare paraphernalia as it attempts to highlight the hidden strangeness of life as a parent. Her goal is to express the glory she sees in loved ones at the edges of daytime, morning or night, where twilight and fatigue impart their greatest influence.

Jabre received her B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and her M.F.A. from The University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth. Her artwork has recently been exhibited in Canada, as well as internationally in the United States, Berlin, Italy, Lebanon, and Spain. She currently resides with her husband and children in Kingston, Ontario.