Drawing Boot Camp

May. 6, 2019 10:00 AM

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 are right there in front of you. If you have to invent them or try to go from memory, they appear even less convincing. Learn the difference between observation realism and intellectual realism; 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 from Armin, along with PowerPoint® presentations and handouts.

*This class is for novice and intermediate drawers. This class might be too intense for pure beginners, but feel free to call Armin if you have questions regarding prerequisite skills or questions on the content of the class at 989-430-5534.

Age(s) Adult
Date(s) May 6 - May 10, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday - Friday
Time 10 am - 4 pm
Instructor Armin Mersmann
Location Studio 3
Class Type Visual Art
Cost $395 Public | 370 Museum Members
Registration Begins Monday, December 10, 2019 at 12 noon