Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fall Drawing Workshop: "Drawing From Life"


Fall Drawing Workshop: ‘Drawing from Life’
Herbst Zeichen-Workshop: ‘Zeichnen von Leben’

Starts October 10

Mira O’Brien, Instructor

This course introduces basic techniques in drawing, with a focus on drawing from observation. Exercises explore technique, medium and strategies in visual thinking. The course will be tailored around the interests and levels of the individual students.

Each class is structured around a formal topic, with examples from art-history and a brief discussion. We will build technique through a series of guided exercises, followed by time for experimentation and longer drawings. We will draw from a live model and from still life creations.

We will make several excursions to draw out in the field, including the ready-made still lives of Berlin’s Natural History Museum, the statues in the Pergamon Museum, and a plein air site.

Location: Mira’s studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Schedule: Monday Evenings, 6-9pm
- With several extra excursion meetings
-Workshop offered from October 10– December 19, 2011
- Students are encouraged to participate for any length of time, but are requested to commit to 4 weeks at a time

Cost: 30 Euro per class, 4 classes for 120 Euro
- A referral earns a discount! Bring a friend and you each get 4 classes for 100 Euro!

To sign up contact:
miraob@gmail.com

(Mira O’Brien is an American artist based in Berlin. She received her MFA in Painting from Yale University and her BA in art and philosophy from UCLA. Her teaching experience ranges from Yale to public schools in Los Angeles. Her work is exhibited internationally, notably in the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, a solo show at Vierter Stock supported by the US Embassy in Berlin, and a project in east-Berlin’s historic theater the Volksb├╝hne.)