Thursday & Friday, April 8 & 9, 2021, Enhance Your Art Making – Draw Like Crazy! 2 Sessions on Zoom

Part of the Casa Virtual Workshop Fiestas

Hours: 2 days, 5 hours a day, Thurs. & Friday
Eastern Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Central Time: 10:00am to 12:00 & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Pacific time: 8:00am to 10:00 & 11:00am – 2:00pm

Masla, Pen Gesture of Seiji Ozawa, ballpoint pen in sketchbook

Don’t think you can draw?…or haven’t done it since you where a kid? Perhaps you are a painter that feels you would benefit with some drawing tips and practice or maybe you draw all the time but are looking for fresh inspiration? Join Masla for a dive into the fundamentals of drawing. In this 2 day workshop Masla will lead you with 3 cameras through a large gamut of approaches to drawing extracting lessons from his over 50 years of experience making art. Through a series of exercises covering intention, composition, value, shape, line and edges you will discover the magic of mark making. You will gain an understanding of the effects of light and shadow on form, and the methods for creating a sense of atmosphere and 3 dimensional illusions on a 2 dimensional surface. You will also learn about simplification and abstraction and developing a personal “shorthand” to convey detail. Through exploring a variety of skills and techniques you will evolve your ability to SEE – building your confidence in you mark and enhancing your drawing and painting.

Day 1 – FUNdamentals:

During this first day you will be introduced to a wide range of drawing concepts and techniques. Masla will be sharing concepts exploring some of the basic elements of drawing and painting through illustrative, easy to follow, fun exercises. You will dive into the fundamentals of drawing, learning about intention and conception, composition, value, line, shape, edges, contrast, contours, modulation, perspective, chiaroscuro, (light and shadow) and  sfumato (the “smokey blend”). Many of these exercises are designed so that you can continue practicing on your own to build your skills, confidence and understanding.

Masla, Signature Drawing Exercise, charcoal on paper

Session 2: Building on FUNdamentals – Enhancing Your Art

Masla, demo on principles of form drawing, charcoal & white chalk on toned paper
Masla, The Unrecognized Essential Workers Series, EMT 
graphite wash on 14" x 11" Fredrix watercolor canvas

Masla will be sharing more exercises and techniques as we dive deeper into the FUNdamentals of drawing. During this session we will explore more in depth the effects of value, light and shadow in establishing the sense of form and creating 3 dimensional illussions, (representational drawing). We will also explore different media for drawing practice and the bridge from drawing to painting as he shares with you simple techniques for using graphite wash pencils and the practice and materials of keeping a sketchbook/journal.

Methods for simplifying form as well as the use of back lighting and the silhouette, positive and negative space, applying a focal point and the use of dominance in the composition will also be explored.

Price:$250. Space is limited, sign up now to reserve yours

Click here to find out more on how to register for this unique Casa Virtual Workshop Fiesta with Robert Masla