Basic Drawing Workshop

with Dorie Dahlberg
4 Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm
meets January 16, 23, 30 & February 6

Each session will  include short demonstrations and studio practice, discussions and critiques. Students draw from direct observation to better understand space, volume, and free hand perspective, along with other basic concepts. The course provides an introduction for those who have always wanted to learn to draw as well as a refresher for artists who’ve taken a break and want to brush up on basic skills.

Participants who attended previous sessions who wish to continue will be given alternate instruction and challenges.

Please bring to each class:
-a top spiraled bound 11”x14″ drawing pad
-drawing pencils 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B & a sharpener
-a gray kneaded eraser
-optional – field sketching board (18″ x 18″ is a good size)

Cost: $80 for BelmarArts members or $100 for Non-Members
Membership may added at checkout.

Questions? Email Dorie

About Dorie:
After exploring the US (and my education) for a several years after high school, I returned to NJ and finished my BFA in 1985 at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers New Brunswick. Coming from an early interest in photography, I worked in a commercial lab (developing & printing) before becoming an art educator in Newark Public Schools. I’ve taught all grade levels from Pre-k through high school. During my 25-year career as a teacher, I attended Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Communication Design from 1989-1993. In 2004, I received an MA in Education Administration from St. Peter’s University. I retired from teaching public school in January 2015.

My BFA concentration was Works on Paper, specifically printmaking and drawing. For many years, I exhibited large pastel and mixed media drawings. However, in recent years I’ve focused more on photography again. I’ve shown my work in Essex, Hudson & Monmouth Counties as well as graduate student showcase exhibitions at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Other exhibition venues include: Newark Museum, Paul Robeson Gallery Rutgers Newark, The Priory, Pierro Gallery South Orange, The Perth Amboy Gallery Center of Art, Strong Women 6, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth Art Alliance, Belmar Arts Center & LITM Gallery in Jersey City.

I was regularly attending figure-drawing sessions until shoulder surgery in summer 2015. I picked up my camera more regularly when I couldn’t draw and didn’t put it down. As a photographer, I am old school; a street photographer who seeks to record images in my world. I’m attracted to big skies, open space, urban busy-ness and images of human spirit.

Basic Drawing Workshop Registration

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