Corey Pitkin PSA, IAPS-MC will be giving a 2 – day hybrid virtual/studio workshop this Winter  If you are interested in attending this workshop, please send a check for $200 for (members) and $250 (non-members) by Jan 3rd, 2022   

Minimum of 6 attendees with a maximum of 15.  Cancellation:  Once you have been registered into the workshop, we will be unable to give refunds unless we can find someone to fill your spot.

Questions can be sent to Mark Grasso at  

“Building the Clothed Figure from a Nude”

January 22 & 23, 2022

10:00 – 4:00

LOCATION: Sandy Hill Arts Center or on Zoom


214 Main Street

Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Workshop Description:

They say that the clothes make the man, but artists know that you have to make the man first! In this 2-day workshop Corey Pitkin will guide students through the process of constructing a realistically clothed figure starting from the nude on day 1 and on day 2 working with the model clothed in the same pose. Pitkin will show his process of building the figure using large forms and basic anatomy, how to edit what you see to simplify complex folds and patterns, and how the anatomy of the model informs how the clothing sits on top of the form. Students will be able to study in-person at the Sandy Hill Arts Center or online on Zoom. All students will receive recordings of the Zoom presentation to review for 1 year.

Materials List:

Soft pastels, preferably in the Earth Tone range. Some examples are:

Unison Natural Earth (NE)
Unison Brown Earth (BE)
Terry Ludwig Umber Shadows and Shades
Terry Ludwig Maggie Price Grays
Richeson Hand-rolled Soft Pastels Earth Browns

Willow charcoal (I recommend Coates)

Assorted pastel & charcoal pencils

1 piece of sanded pastel paper, student’s preference, any color but white. Corey will be using UART dark 400 grit

1 piece of drawing paper, white, same size as sanded pastel paper

1 piece of tracing paper, same size as sanded pastel paper 

A drawing board and clips or tape

A kneaded eraser