Loading Events

Sigmund Abeles, Doing Yoga, not dated, pencil on paper. Gift of the Artist, 2010.06.01.42.

CANCELLED Drawing from Life: The Human Figure

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum members $75, non-members: $85 (includes lunch)

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.

Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
+ Google Map