This workshop is designed to accommodate both the novice and more experienced students. There will be a model provided at each session. The goal is to develop an eye that can more critically see the properties of line, tone, proportions, and composition that exist between the model and his/her environment. These issues will be introduced as a visual language, which can be found in the observable world and lie at the heart of all visual experiences. Using these relationships, we work towards building integrated and clear drawings.
Donald Beal was born in 1959 in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in Westford, MA. He studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA, and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design.
Donald Beal studied in Swain School of Design, B.F.A. in painting, 1077-1981, and did his Master’s in Parsons School of Design, M.F.A. in painting, 1982-1983. He is a 2013 recipient of The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant. HIs work is part of these selected collections: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries; Wright State University, Dayton, OH; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA; and the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY. He moved to Provincetown, MA in 1985 and continues to live there with his wife Khristine. Beal is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth where he has taught since 1999.