8 Tuesdays, July 12 - August 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, or
8 Saturdays, July 16 - September 3, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level: Beginners to Intermediates
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Maurice Casas
Tuition: $190 Non-Members / $171 Members
This class is about learning the importance of identifying and recognizing the difference between seeing and perceiving to draw with high accuracy. Students will learn about the importance of understanding their subject and how to view it; how to make the rudimentary mental shift vital to unleashing their creative side; how to stay in creative mode, connected and fully engaged with their subject. Students will also learn about the importance of measuring and how to do it.
Download materials list here.
• Soft charcoal sticks (vine or willow) 6 or a box of twelve
• Charcoal pencils 2B, 4B, 6B
• 18x24 Newsprint pad
• Something sharp to sharpen the pencils, like a blade. No pencil sharpener
• Kneaded eraser
About the Instructor
Maurice Casas’ art is a result of several years of experimentation and a search for identity. The fusion of these two disciplines and his sensitivity have given him a new vision for color and design. His work creates an environment of invented realms and is juxtaposed between past and present. He uses semi-abstract and figurative mark-making to create tension between reality and fanciful. Maurice has developed a unique and colorful language with its own vocabulary using Pre-Columbian Art, Iconography, and Architecture elements. Originally from Colombia in South America, Maurice has attended Colegio Antonio Narino and New York City Technical College. He has lived in the United States for 35 years, where he has worked as a Visual Artist and Architectural Designer.