“Drawing is the coordination of line, tone, and color symbols into formations that express the artist’s thought” John Sloan Art Students’ League, NYC
This workshop will begin with drawing basic geometric shapes in perspective and shading them using pencil and charcoal. The goal is to establish, strengthen, and meld foundational skills with individual expression. Students will spend the first two sessions inside the PAAM studio drawing from still life objects under controlled lighting conditions. For the 3rd session, students will enjoy taking these drawing skills and materials out into the streets of Provincetown. The final session will be the individual’s choice of drawing materials and subject, inside or out. The instructor will give demonstrations and lead group critiques regularly in order to facilitate a dynamic group experience. All levels are welcome.
Heather Blume graduated from the University of Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in painting, from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in sculpture and completed the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Currently she exhibits her artwork on a regular basis. Several of her sculptures have been added to the permanent collections of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. She is also featured in the book, Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, People and Places by Deborah Foreman. Internationally, her works are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in Stockholm.
Blume is the recipient of several art awards and grants some of which include the State of Florida, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and her work is listed in the registry of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
In tandem with her studio practice, Blume has been professionally teaching art and giving workshops for over 20 years. Her teaching philosophy is based on combining the fundamentals of western art with intuitive creative processes and her practice focuses on the current import of nature in relation to the human condition.