Ink, Drawing and the Sketchbook
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Maurice Casas
Tuition: $45 Non-Members / 40.50 Members
SMALL CLASS SIZE! In this three-hour workshop, students will learn how to start and work with a sketchbook. Emphasis will be placed on drawing with ink, the value of sketching and how sketching enhances creativity, strengthens focus, strategic thinking and expands communication skills. Students will learn about different art materials and techniques. Class discussions will include learning to stop and observe; letting go of the fear of drawing inaccurately and how to enjoy the process without getting caught up in details. Maurice will demo different ways to approach and create sketches that say something and the students will work the last hour of the class with guided instruction.
- Small sketchbook – any brand
- Black ink pen – any brand, but waterproof
- 2B or 4B pencil
- Medium size brush – any brand
About the Instructor
Maurice Casas’ art is a result of several years of experimentation and a search for identity. It is the fusion of these two disciplines plus his personal sensitivity that 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. Using Pre-Columbian Art and Iconography and elements of Architecture, Maurice has developed a unique and colorful language with its own vocabulary. 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.