Immerse yourself in drawing for this 3-day intensive. When we were children, drawing was a natural response to the world around us. It most likely brought us great pleasure. Unfortunately, many of us stopped drawing as we grew older, or decided we could not draw. This workshop is about picking up where you left off, without judgment, in a relaxed, supportive environment. Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see in a new way. Once you begin to experience this new way of seeing, you will be able to draw.
Instructor Dyan Berk will guide participants through a series of exercises that will introduce the process of direct observation and how to record those observations. The exercises require nothing more than attention and your individual response. When you experience drawing as a process of seeing, your drawings will always reflect your own personal style and vision. Using paper, pencil and charcoal as media, the class will observe and respond to plants and other organic forms. Weather permitting, the class will draw outside.
Dyan Berk holds a BFA and art education degree from the University of Miami. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. She is presently represented by several galleries and private collections in New England and across the country. Berk brings 30 years of teaching experience to her students and is an enthusiastic, patient, insightful instructor. She has taught students from age 3 to 90. She lives and works on Monhegan Island and Lincolnville, and has been teaching painting and drawing workshops since 1994.
Class size: limited to 12 students
Cost: $159 members, $195 nonmembers (includes $15 materials fee)
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: provided by the instructor