The main emphasis of this class is to explore means of representation based on direct observation of the human figure. Class participants will have the opportunity to draw a life model; this is the most effective method to be able to gain a thorough understanding of the structure, weight, and volume of the human body in order to represent it through drawing.
Meg Pohlod is a visual artist specializing in print media and print-installation. She completed her BFA in Printmaking from Metropolitan State University of Denver in the spring of 2015. Soon after, she relocated to Edmonton, Alberta where she received a MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta in 2017. Pohlod currently lives in Berkeley and is the Artist Residency Manager at Kala Institute. She has recently been a visiting artist in El Paso, TX, Bowling Green, KY, and Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her interests and visual research include examining the body as interior and exterior space. Questioning what happens with memory attached to trauma of abandonment when triggered by image, place and time.