Linda Capello, Untitled, Red Conte, detail.


The Education Department of the Parrish Art Museum announced that teaching artist Linda Capello’s popular Life Drawing classes will resume at the Museum with a series of six sessions every Monday, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, August 17, 24, and 31; and September 14, 21, and 28. Participants may enroll in the entire series, or for specific dates. Advance online ticket purchase with pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 10 total students for each session.

In the classes, open to those at all skill levels, age 15 and older, participants develop drawing skills in weekly classes led by Capello by practicing drawing male and female models through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. Participants are asked to provide their own dry media supplies and must wear a face covering to enter the Museum. 

“We’re delighted to be able to reintroduce classes for adults at the Museum and to begin with Linda Capello’s Life Drawing,” said Cara Conklin-Wingfield, Parrish Education Director. “Attendance will be limited, resulting in a more intimate setting for students to practice and improve their skills.”  

Linda Capello

Linda Capello is a master of figure drawing. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, she worked in the NYC fashion industry for over 20 years., “All I have ever wanted to do was draw, and all I have ever wanted to draw were people,” said Capello. “I am a classically trained anatomist, but instead of the rigid, mechanical representation of muscle, bone and flesh, I look for the subtlety of the line; the strength and sensuality of the thick, thin and lost line. The curve of the neck and arch of the spine speak volumes.”


The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen; Long Island Community Foundation; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Patricia and David Rung; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Town of Southampton. Special thanks to the Art Spirit Foundation. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events, and the Book Club Friends of Martha Scriven Campanella.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.



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