Drawing the Natural World (all levels) with Afsaneh Michaels_Wednesdays 10-12:30_Studio 1_starts 6/7/23

Beginning/Intermediate Drawing the Natural World

June 7- July 12 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 10:00-12:30

This six-week course will connect you with the wonder of the nature around you and introduce you to drawing from nature. You will learn to draw branches, leaves, small flowers, fruits or vegetables and birds. Students of all levels are welcome.

We will use pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, or pastels, and watercolor combined with pencil. Emphasis is on drawing from real specimens and not necessarily working from photos. Small things are brought into the studio or your home as models.

This course will focus on learning about line weight, form, shading and composition and making lively, interesting and beautiful drawings. A wide range of mediums are introduced as part of the class. Demos are part of most classes and the instructor works with every student individually as well.

Please come with your sketchbook and pencils (dark or colored) and plan to have fun. A basic kit of materials can be purchased from the instructor by prior arrangement.

Studio 1 is the place to meet and have the class, some days we might move to studio 2 if there is work going on in studio 1.
Email: AfsanehAm@gmail.com
Tel: 415.533.0491
Instructor: Afsaneh A Michaels
Dates: June 7- July 12 (6 weeks)
Wednesday: 10:00-12:30 pm
Cost: $ 160.00 Members $180.00 Non-members
Studio: 1
Number of students: 15
Materials: Sketchbook, pencils (lead-2H, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), Charcoal pencils (medium, dark, white) colored pencils (a full set). Email instructor for further info on materials. Instructor will have loose drawing paper (colored and white) for purchase.

Afsaneh Michaels, Instructor

Afsaneh A. Michaels is San Francisco Bay Area fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and teacher with over 30 years of creative experience. Afsaneh was raised from an early age in Europe and the U.S. She studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. She has exhibited work in galleries around the Bay Area, and the east coast. In the early part of her career Afsaneh worked as an urban and country planner with the United Nations in Africa in Kenya and Malawi and later transitioned into art and exhibit design and worked at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi where she designed an exhibit for anthropologist, Richard Leakey. Later she worked at the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Designing exhibits and collaborating with colleagues in various International museums. Afsaneh has always been an artist and after Edinburgh she moved to Florence in Italy where she started teaching small groups of adults and children in painting and drawing. Afsaneh loves to teach and uses a coaching style- mentoring each individual, guiding and developing their vision and direction while building foundational skills towards the student’s art practice. www.AfsanehMichaelStudio.com