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ZMAG’s Intermediate Figure Drawing /Acrylic course–Fall 2022–Beginning September 26, 2022

Although this is a beginning figure drawing class, it is not a beginning drawing class. Some basic drawing skills are recommended.

This course is designed to not only draw/paint the human figure but also understand the structure that lies below the skin and develop a greater understanding of form, structure, and gesture. Through detailed anatomical drawings and gestural figure drawing we will explore how to render the human figure accurately while using photographic references. This course contains 8 classes, each filled with essential drawing and painting techniques. The course consists of assignments, demonstrations, and critiques followed by weekly homework. Bring your own sketchbook – 9 x 12″ and ruler. Other materials provided.

Dominique Hughes of Zola Monroe Art Group, LLC, will be offering this class. Dominique is a Mixed Media Art Educator who has been devoted to the arts and painting since she was six years old. She began her artistic training at an early age under the close tutelage of her mother, and avid painter, seamstress, and dance instructor. “Choreography was my first form of artistic expression and it is a joy to merge my movement of thought with the movement of my paintbrush, paper and found objects to build texture to create something completely new.”

With this background, Dominique‘s work is inspired by the relationship between art, fabric, and dance. Dominique’s artwork is bursting with different creations from paintings to pieces by means of spoken word. She also involves the combination of different art genre to create something not only fresh, but unconventional. She currently teaches Mixed Media Art courses at a Number of schools and centers in and around the DMV. In her life away from teaching, Dominique is a practicing Mixed Media Artist and the Owner of Zola Monroe Art Group, LLC. ZMAG,LLC Provides a service to the community where their intuitive group approach is grounded in the direct experience of engaging many types of people in the art-making process. Dominique has developed art programs for incarcerated youth, adults with acquired brain injuries, people with developmental disabilities, seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as children and the general public.

Masks are required indoors. We are delighted to be collaborating with the DC Public Libraries. Since these are indoor spaces, masks will be mandatory and the capacities are lower. Please try to attend classes if you sign up for them. If more folks sign up than space will allow, we will start issuing “tickets” to participants on a first-come first-serve basis to those who have registered through our system.  Participate in exercise programs at your own risk.


Please be aware of proximity to others and do not join our in-person events if you are ill.

By registering for any in-person and on-line activities you waive any liability as follows–

In consideration of my voluntary participation in this Fitness/Wellness Class (“The Program”), I hereby agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify Iona Senior Services, and its employees, agents, and representatives (collectively “Iona”) from any and all actions, claims, and demands, for myself, my heirs, and/or my personal representatives, now and forever, as a result of injury, damage, or loss of property arising out of my participation in the Program. This release shall include any claims, demands, injuries, damages, or actions arising out of or connected with my use of Iona’s services and facilities, both on and off Iona’s premises, and from all acts of ordinary negligence on the part of Iona.

I recognize that the Program may include travel by public or private transit, private touring companies, walking, and other moderate physical activity. By agreeing to participate in the Program, I assert that I have willingly and knowingly accepted the risks inherent in such travel and activities, including bodily injury and property damage. I also assert that I have no physical condition, ailment, or limitation that would prevent me from participating in the Program in a safe manner. Finally, I assert that I have accident/health insurance coverage that will apply in the event of injury as a result of my participation in the Program.
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Masks and proof of vaccination are required at all in-person programs.
We encourage the use of N95 or KN95 masks.
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