Observational Drawing - March - May 2020
Tuesday mornings 10am-1pm - 6 classes
OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING class live and online - open to a maximum of 10 people and taking place on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm... Rather than drawing for three hours at the gallery, drawing will take place at home with the resource of an online video conference (ZOOM) to work with the teacher, talk as a group, and share your work. This class is a series of exercises (with the eventual goal of painting in mind) which introduce and explore this fascinating set of skills for people who now draw and paint, for those who wish to get back into it, and for those who want to try it. Drawing from observation isn't the only way to draw but it is a foundation which carries over to any approach you adopt.
Each week registrants will receive a list of what is needed to set up for the following week's class. Each class session will begin with a live slideshow and/or demonstration about the day's lessons and an email with instructions on what to practice. Following any questions, each student will go off to draw at home. After an hour or so, everyone will rejoin the meeting so that any questions can be answered and we can share some of the work. Then, with added instructions if needed, everyone will go back to work for a while and again return at a designated time to check in. At the end of the three hours we will meet briefly again. After the class each person will devote as much time to practice as they can, take photographs of the work they do and send them in. Those images will be shared with everyone so that we learn from each other's work.
The technical setup for taking the class is simply to click on a link in an email which installs free ZOOM software and opens a link to a meeting. If you are using a tablet or phone you will need to install the ZOOM app before using the link. For those registrants who wish to test the setup in advance a telephone meeting can be arranged.
RON KROUK has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and received his BA from Brandeis University. He was also a scholarship student at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He has drawn and painted since childhood, attended art classes at the Art Students League in NYC while in high school, and studied with Michael Mazur at Brandeis where he gradually found himself moving away from art toward the field of psychology. He worked in that field for several years before returning to art school. In 2010 he retired from IBM, returned to art, studied with George Nick, and is now teaching at Concord Art, NewArt and Danforth Art. His work has been favorably reviewed by Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe. Ron is a gifted teacher -- as his many loyal students will attest. He is intrigued by the mystery of representing the three dimensional world in two dimensions and by communicating that to his students. For more about Ron and to see his work go to: www.RonKrouk.com.
cost: $270 per session (6 classes)
classes will be held in the Zullo Gallery at 456A Main Street, Medfield tel.508.359.3711
class dates: Tuesday March 31, April 7,14,21,28 May 5
REGISTRATION FORMS SHOULD BE MAILED TO: ZULLO GALLERY 456A MAIN ST. MEDFIELD MA 02052
Click here to download the registration form