For many, drawing seems to be a mysterious process reserved for the “talented” few. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.
Welcoming students who are convinced they have little talent for drawing and those who wish to expand their current artistic abilities, this workshop offers an intensive combination of discussion and studio exercises. The class is designed to awaken the perceptual skills for drawing with confidence.
Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain invites participants to see and think differently by tapping into the non-verbal (non-dominant) side of the brain. Set in Esalen’s Art Barn on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this workshop will provide students with a host of stunning views to draw and contemplate. In a carefully sequenced process, participants will explore the strategies of seeing that will enable them to draw with a high degree of skill. By workshop’s end, participants will have finished drawings and gained new thinking strategies to help enhance their general problem-solving capacity.
Please register early; enrollment is limited to twenty. A materials list will be sent upon registration. All exercises will be preceded by demonstrations and followed by assessments of individual progress.
Recommended reading: Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
($15 materials fee paid directly to the leader)