Rick Lacey, a 2011 graduate of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts will present an Equine Drawing and Painting program here at High Hopes this summer on Saturday afternoons July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 and 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Offered through the college, this class is designed to allow students to pursue their passion for equines and art as they draw and paint horses outdoors here at High Hopes in Old Lyme. Using horses as the inspiration, students will explore the fundamental principals of gesture and observational drawing. Students will investigate line, value, form and composition. Demonstrations and references to examples of horses painted and drawn by master artists will be featured to call attention to various artistic techniques. The intention is to foster an understanding of anatomy and proportion as students draw and paint from live horses and observe their movement, weight distribution and specific characteristics. The class is open to students of all skill levels.
About the Artist . . .
Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Rick Lacey has spent most of his life in Connecticut, where he attended the Lyme/Old Lyme High School. He graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2011 with a BFA in painting and was awarded the John Stobart Fellowship. Rick’s passion is being in the studio, drawing and painting from life. He is currently an instructor at the Lyme Academy College and also teaches from his studio on Blood Street, in Lyme, CT.