Drawing the Natural World, intermediate level-with Afsaneh Michaels /April 25- May 30 /Tuesdays 9:30-12:30/ Studio 1

Drawing the Natural World, intermediate level-
Tuesday April 25- May 30 (6 sessions) Tuesdays 9:30-12:30

This six-week intermediate course is designed for students who have some of the basic skills to draw and takes them to the next level of complexity in drawing natural scenes that might include a tree, a landscape, a garden with flowers and insects, or a beach with rocks and sea animals, birds and water. It is also open to for those who want to do bigger work or abstract drawing.

We will use pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor combined with pencils. We will continue to draw from real specimens. There will be some focus on how to create a scene or a story with natural elements or to create a series with a theme.

This course focuses on creativity and on learning about the use of color, solvents, creating interesting backgrounds in which to put your natural elements like birds and flowers or water. Demos are part of most classes and the instructor also works with every student on their projects individually. Please come with your sketchbook and pencils (dark or colored) and plan to have fun.
Email: AfsanehAm@gmail.com
Tel: 415.533.0491

Instructor: Afsaneh A Michaels
Dates: April 25- May 30 (6 weeks)
Tuesday: 9:30-12:30
Cost: $ 160.00 Members $180.00 Non-members
Studio: 1
Number of students: 12
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 as well.

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