We invited painter Nicole Eisenman to do a public program that’s an extension of her process and method in order for the public to have a better understanding of her work. They can see the work in the gallery. They can read the wall label. This is a way that they can come to understand it experientially. The program is a figure drawing workshop. What Nicole has called a “Figure Drawing Atelier” and she is walking the public through a series of exercises that she does when she sketches a figure. Nicole’s a painter and she’s interested in figuration and drawing figures. She often works from her friends and her friends have a history of doing these kinds of salons where they paint each other. And what you see happening are five models who are in a series of long and short poses for the public while Nicole walks them through a series of exercises for shadow, contour, and shape. And the hope is that the public will walk away with a better understanding of how Nicole approaches her work and how she realizes a painting.