Right Brain – Left Brain Shift

Drawing and Painting students have been engaging in exercises to help them better understand the functions of the left vs. the right side of the brain, and how they can make that work for them when they are drawing.  Below is a classic…face, vase drawing!

Also on the list – upside down drawings and blind contours.

Time to quiet that left brain down!

Try

try imageAs artists, we are often our biggest critics.

We might worry about whether we are good enough, or what others around us think about our work.

As we start this new school year, I encourage you to TRY.

You will never know what you are capable unless you TRY.

You will never grow, unless you are willing to leave your comfort zone and TRY.

There are no mistakes, only experiences to learn and grow from.

So get out of your way, and let’s get started!

Great Opportunity- 2 Saturday Drawing classes at Mercy College – Space limited to 16 students

The Computer Arts+Design Program at Mercy College invites students to attend a Drawing Workshop hosted by Professor Josh Gaetjen.

The workshop provides students with an introduction to the basic principles and processes of observational drawing. Emphasis will be placed on establishing clear spatial and volumetric renderings of forms. Admission is free for this two-day workshop. Space is limited to 16 students on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, contact Professor Josh Gaetjen at 914.674.3015 or at jgaetjen@mercy.edu. To learn more about the Computer Arts + Design program, visit artdesign.mercy.edu.

Former President Bush turns to painting for healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBC News reports:

The president commented along with the photo that, “Over the past several months, I’ve painted the portraits of 98 wounded warriors I’ve gotten to know – remarkable men and women who were injured carrying out my orders.”

One of the oft commented on aspects of President Bush’s personality has always been his concern and worry over the men and women who were put in harm’s way because of choices and orders he gave. This project is a lovely and fitting tribute from a Commander-in-Chief to his men and women who served under him.

The portraits will be a part of a book and exhibit called Portraits of Courage coming in 2017, with proceeds going to The Bush Center and the Bush’s Military Service Initiative.