This workshop is designed to accommodate both the novice and more experienced students. Those who are looking to develop or reinforce fundamental skills learn how to use relationships observed in the still life to build drawings in which the objects sit in space and have a convincing sense of volume and light. More experienced students are encouraged to push the possibilities of how the still life may be perceived and then in turn, described. Each day there are new and multiple arrangements from which to work.
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.
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. He is a 2013 recipient of The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant.