While I am working as the Coordinator for Somerville Open Studios 2013, I will not be teaching any classes. I do look forward to teaching again once SOS 2013 is over, though. To all my students, thank you for your patience. Let’s meet up again over the summer of 2013. Best to all of you, – Rachel
(The following classes are not currently being offered, but if you’re interested in learning when next they will be, Contact me and/or sign on to my mailing list).
Start From Where You Are is geared toward the absolute beginner, the emerging artist who might like to review some basics, or the out-of-practice seasoned artist who feels a little rusty with drawing. We will be working from still-life set-ups and drawing exercises to focus on observing tone and value, exploring a language of line-quality, and developing page-composition. All basic drawing supplies are provided, and explained, so that you can set up your own drawing kit after exploring a variety of tools and techniques.
Figure Drawing From the Inside Out is geared toward intermediate or advanced students, but I’ve had first-time-to-drawing students who thrived in this class as well. We work with study-skeletons and models together to look at what is going on underneath the poses. A structural, almost architectural approach to figure drawing.
Perspective Workshop for Artists A new, two day class by request: a look at “classical perspective” from an observational approach. Learn to see and understand the “rules” of Â perspective, so that you can use themâ€”or breakâ€”them with greater ease and control.
Ready To Hang: Preparing your 2D work for installation Learn to properly prepare your work for installation. Display your work to its best advantage and protect it using proper framing techniques. Avoid the common mistakes in basic framing that can ruin your artwork. Save money by doing it yourself.
Design Drawing at Artisans’ Asylum Learn to create basic plans, sections, and simple axonometric drawings to help you plan your next project.
By drawing flat projections in scale, you can more accurately estimate what materials you will need, saving money and time. We will sketch on graph paper, requiring no special tools or equipment. In this way you can sketch project ideas on a cocktail napkin, that can more easily be turned into a real project!