For centuries, artists have perfected their skills in capturing the human form by sketching models. Quick drawing helps artists to trust their eyes rather than relying on memory, which can often be unreliable. In this class, participants draw from a live model, work from photographs, and view works from the Museum’s collection to study shapes, value, form, and proportions. Participants of all experience levels can gain and improve skills in measuring, shading, and finishing.
Instructor Joseph Pearson has been drawing since he was 4 or 5 years old. He believes that drawing speaks to our primal instinct to express the world as we perceive it, and provides intrinsic benefits for everyone. His paintings and drawings are featured in private, public, and corporate collections around the country. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education, studied at New York’s Art Students League, and has been teaching art for over 40 years. He currently maintains a studio in the River Arts District.
Space is limited; register by October 4. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.