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Fleisher From a Distance: Painting the Figure in the Russian Academic Style

Join us for a demonstration with teaching artist Sasha Budayev of painting the figure in the manner of the Russian Academic School. Sasha will cover the conception of choice-making, one of the fundamental issues in the Russian Academic art tradition. We’ll also learn about composition, anatomy, and specifics of painting from a photograph versus painting from life.

Sasha was born in 1988 in Minsk, Belarus. From 2004 through 2008 he studied painting at Minsk State Art College. From 2008 through 2014 he also studied at the Saint-Petersburg Academy of Art (Repin Academy). He studied contemporary art and critical theory at the School of Engaged Art Chto Delat, Saint-Petersburg, and the School of a Young Artist ProArte, Saint-Petersburg. As a third-year student, he started to teach academic painting and drawing from life as well as composition at art schools and ateliers. For the 2017-2018 academic year, he taught drawing and painting at Minsk State Art College. Recently, in addition to Fleisher, he has been teaching drawing at Princeton Academy of Art as well as figure drawing and a basic drawing class for children at Bridgeview School of Fine Art, New York.

This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.