Wednesday Aug 22nd, 3pm
Learn the Science, Craft, History, Philosophy and Metaphysics of Art
We are an art workshop inspired by the Renaissance workshops of the 15th century where apprenticing artists worked and shared ideas and techniques under the guidance of a professional master artist in his workshop-home. Also, we emphasize personal vision and the learning of the science and craft of art as essential for the expression of that personal vision.
The art classes are offered in the intimate home-studio of the artist in the heart of the Chelsea Art district of New York City.
Excellent class for beginners or those like me who need a serious refresher after a 20 year lapse. Our instructor Raphael-Raul was very attentive when needed but he also let you work on your own pace. Very good at explaining the basics & a fun class, made me realize how much I missed drawing. Will definitely be going back & I'd definitely recommend this class for beginners.
Raphael-Raul was a very helpful teacher. Others were drawing and some new to drawing but he still took time to ensure everyone received his attention. The studio was intimate with tons of art everywhere just what you would think a real working studio should look like. Super close to subway and easy to get in, as long as you keep turning left. Look forward to returning for more.
Loved this class. Learned about context and technique AND was able to accomplish more in the three hours than I expected. Will be back.
Muy interesante el aprendizaje, el profesor bilingue muy recomendable.
Really liked the class. The teacher was very helpful and made us feel very comfortable. I would def go back!
Excellent class and instructor. The group vibe was great and the individual pointers were terrific. I had better sketching results than ever before. A true teacher.
Absolutely fantastic time....I went with a friend who had more experience with drawing and we both found the session quite worthwhile and will return regularly. At first we were told to select/arrange a still life set up and then handed charcoal and told to proceed. Work so well since Raphael was able to see what each of us was capable of and what type of eye we had. We each had run off the top page with our drawing so he showed us about “mapping” points to show quickly the positions of each object in the still life to prevent running off the page. During the three hours, we went on to rearrange the still life and then to use values. Great time.
MARY ANN M.
The artist Raphael-Raul was terrific. Not all artists can be fine teachers but he certainly is. First thing after greetings was for each of us to set up a still life and using charcoal paint it. He did this to see where we each were.Wonderful approach. His observations and suggestions were so informative and helpful. His explanations connected to the whole realm of art history. The three hours passed quickly and he was always right there if someone had a question and he would be wandering around giving encouragement.
From the moment you arrive at Raphael’s studio, you are put at ease. Raphael’s class is fun and instructive. I look forward to my next class.
Great class! This guy really loves what he does! He was able to meet me where I am and bring the best out of me. He is very patient and has a great sense of humor! I will be back next week!
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Friday Aug 24th, 6pm