Wearing blue jeans, a smudged smock, and round glasses she looks like a mom, but behind the big glasses are artist's eyes-eyes that see the horizon line, and shades of grass-green in a field, and sunset light behind a skyscraper. She is Alice Forman, a studio art teacher at Vassar College.
In Ely's sunny cluttered studio, with easels, tables and chairs circled around the model's platform, artists sketch furiously as Ms. Forman quietly orbits the room peering over shoulders. As another timed sketch begins, she pauses beside a student who stops and looks up timidly for her impression. "That's very good," she says, "You work well when you draw bigger. Why don't you try focusing on just one part of the model's body this time-the leg
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