Drawing to Painting: Methods of Making Paintings Derived from Drawings

Workshop Date:August 6 - August 10

When: Monday-Friday, 1-4pm

Sessions: 5

Price: $400

Teaching Artist: Robert Henry

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Linear drawings leave a lot to the viewer’s imagination. We fill in the blank spaces with our minds and our minds can do this brilliantly. However, it is not so easy to actually render what we imagine in a painting done from the drawing.

Translating from drawing to painting requires an imaginative use of paint, of colors and of textures to retain and, perhaps, expand the vivacity of the source. In this workshop, we will explore various ways of accomplishing this. We’ll start with a drawing that you bring into class and create a series of paintings interpreting this drawing in various ways.

Robert Henry's numerous one-person exhibitions include the Cortland Jessup Gallery and Barbara Inger Gallery in New York, the Janus Avivson Gallery in London, and the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown.

His work hangs in the permanent collections of Kresge Museum, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Newberger Museum, and many others. He is Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College. He was a student of Hans Hofmann from 1952-54.