The following is a list of specialized studio art workshops that Ephraim will be offering this year through The Art Students League of New York. Class sizes will be limited.
Drawing for Beginners
September 24-25, 2009
Thursday & Friday, 8:45AM -12:30PM (Instructor present each day)
This concentrated, two-day workshop offers the absolute basics for getting started in drawing. It will cover topics such as; basic materials, proportion, lighting, and space. It is geared for people who have little or no experience with drawing and want to get started in a relaxed, non-pressured setting.
Oil Painting Fundamentals
September 10-11, 2009
Thursday & Friday, 8:45AM-12:30 PM (Instructor present each day)
This focused two day workshop offers an in depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting. It will cover such topics as materials, setting-up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing and the various approaches to starting a painting (direct vs. indirect painting). This workshop should give students all the practical information they need inorder to feel comfortable in a regular studio painting class.
Seminar in the Literature of Art
Section 1: September 17th – December 17th, 2009
Section 2: January 14th – May 20th, 2010
This seminar will examine selected landmarks in the history of writing about art. It will include works of theory, criticism, connoisseurship and the writings of artists themselves. Readings will come from Plato, Aristotle, Heinrich Wolfflin, Bernard Berenson, Virginia Woolf, Van Gogh and Rilke, among others. The seminar will meet for ten sessions on Thursday afternoons beginning January 8, 2009.