Jackie reeves portrait drawing

Mixed Media Figure Weekend Workshop with Jackie Reeves

For those who have had some experience drawing the figure, this workshop will introduce you to expressive drawing techniques. Explore different ways to bring your figure drawing to life using charcoal, ink, mixed media drawing, acrylics and collage.

Come loosen up and play using the live model as a starting point and then taking your work to varying levels of abstraction. Slide shows of contemporary and historical artists will be presented to provide inspiration for new directions in your figurative artwork.

Bring a lunch!

Materials List:

  • 18x24" mixed media drawing pad
  • A wide variety of charcoals from vine to hard compressed
  • Erasers
  • Chamois
  • A variety of drawing materials you like to use such as pencils, conté, pastels, water soluble drawing tools…
  • Sharpie marker
  • Glue (matt finish acrylic medium or Matt Mod Podge)
  • Blue painters tape
  • Paper towel
  • Collage papers: colored tissue papers, thin brown paper bags, newspaper
  • Scissors

About the Instructor

Canadian-born, Cape Cod-based artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co-founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010 she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Cape Cod, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington D.C., and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Art New England, and Artscope Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's Fellowship award for Visual Arts and was selected by them to paint the 32nd annual Boston Pops by the Sea commemorative painting in 2017.
A resident of the United States since 1995, Reeves currently lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Represented by
On Center Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.