Join renowned artist Armin Mersmann and immerse yourself into a week-long study of drawing and the art of observation.
We all see the world around us, but do we really look, take in the forms, shapes, and structures as an artist does? Just relying on our memory alone does not suffice. Light, shadow, and details are hard enough to replicate when they’re right there in front of you. If you must invent them or try to go from memory, they appear even less convincing.
Learn the difference between observational realism and intellectual realism by drawing what you see – not what you think you see. We will work only in graphite during this five-day workshop. Some of the topics include contour drawing, full-value rendering, negative/positive space, sight measuring (sighting) and the often misunderstood grid system. Traditionally, observation drawing is from life and this will be emphasized but in today’s world, photo references play a very important role as long as you take your own photos. We will cover how to do this successfully and bring life into a drawing when working from a photograph.
Every lesson in this class will be augmented by demos and a PowerPoint presentation. This class makes for great prep to take Armin’s master drawing class at Studio 23.
Workshop runs Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th from 10am-4pm
$450 for members $500 for non-members
Call to regiester (989)894-2323