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Enid Braun offers ongoing figure drawing classes throughout the year on Mondays and Saturdays in her studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with class enrollment limited to 7. Nature and plein air classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are scheduled roughly three times a year (see below). Special workshops and classes are also offered at various times (scroll down for these!). Check below for information about her upcoming schedule.



March 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23
Morning section: 10:30--1:30; Afternoons: 2:00--5:00 p.m.

One remaining space in morning class, two in afternoon section

Cost: $240 for 6 weeks, model fees included

This class has some open slots on various dates; contact me for information.


May 12, 19, June 2

Two remaining spaces in this class

Cost: $120, model fees included

These classes offer one-on-one attention and guidance with up to seven participants of all levels of skill and experience.  As a teacher, I encourage the expressive possibilities of life drawing as well as individual style.  Anatomy is taught through an understanding of the inner dynamics of human form, in terms of movement and weight shifts within each pose. 

Structured by 20-minute sets, the class begins with one and two minute gestures, gradually building to longer poses.  I teach different strategies to approach issues like foreshortening and scale, and for longer poses especially, composition and formal concepts such as value (light and dark) and negative shapes are emphasized as expressive tools.

"Try a class" is available in regular class sessions! New students can now come to one or two weeks of a class for $45 each session. This arrangement can be made for classes with fewer than maximum enrollment.

See below for workshops!



I am again offering the 6-Day Workshop!  There are three spaces left, with 8 maximum enrollment.

While September seems a long way away, planning this far ahead is necessary; if you plan to bring a car, reservations on the ferry must be done quite early to get the time slots you want.  Additionally, there is an accomodations discount if you book early through Zena, an old familyy friend who grew up there, and she has more available options.  Bear in mind that if you wish to share a larger place you will have a kitchen for cooking and save money overall.
Arrival: Sunday, September 9th
I will provide a main dish for a group dinner so you can meet one another and give logistics for the following morning.  If you can bring something from the city to contribute to the meal (dessert, appetizer, etc.) that is appreciated.  Many people came with a significant other for the week; he/she is welcome to attend.

Daily Fieldwork: Monday, September 10—Friday, September 15
Plein Air work in various locations on the Island from 10:00 am to @4:00 or 4:30.  Daily field  lunches from Persephone's Kitchen are provided and are included in the workshop cost.  We generally break as a group to eat and  look at one another’s work for a simultaneous critique/discussion to shape the afternoon’s work.

Saturday, September 16th
9:30 a.m to @2:00 p.m. at my rental house to make any final tweaks to the week’s work and then to mount it with archival materials I provide.  Good news!   Spring Street Gallery, a local member-run gallery, has confirned that they will again host our one-day pop-up exhibit. It’s a lovely space and everyone enjoyed the reception and show as a culminating event, which was well-attended by locals and tourists.  The gallery did publicity and was very welcoming.  
Cost: $675
Cost includes dinner on Sunday and daily field lunches, and materials such as glassine to protect each day's work as well as exhibit hanging materials and refreshments for the reception.  I would appreciate initial deposits of $275 by April 15, with the remaining $400 due by July 15.
Here are a few more photos of last year's workshop in progress and of the exhibit:


Below is a shot of participant, Laura Osorio, at work in the Hodge Nature Preserve, followed by a group shot at the final exhibit at Spring Street Gallery in Old Harbor. Special thanks to all the gallery members and gallery manager, Paige Gaffett, for hosting us in their wonderful space!

To register for any workshop or for more information please contact Enid Braun



2016 5-DAY PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, sponsored by the Tahawus Center, in Au Sable Forks, NY 

Below is photo of participant, Lucy Todd, working by the Jay Rocks, near the covered bridge.

Click here for pdf version

Landscape Workshop in 3,000 square foot private garden

Our friends, Ragnar Naess and David Charles, opened their beautiful garden to us once again!

Below is an artwork-in-progress by participant, Sue Bolles


2015 Student Exhibit at Gnarly Vines

2014 Student Exhibit at Renate Albertsen-Marton Gallery


Classes at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens


MAY CLASS : "Spring Light in Pastels", six Tuesdays, May 1--June 5 

The rich, saturated pigments of soft pastels are a perfect medium to express the vivid colors of the Garden!  This class is taught studio style with one on one attention to further students’ individual goals, working plein air in the Garden when weather permits.

SCHEDULED WINTER CLASS: "Drawing Explorations", six Wednesdays, February 7--March 14, 12:30--3:00 p.m.

Drawings can be made with various goals—as studies for paintings or three-dimensional work, or as immediate expressions in response to a subject or idea. This class explores numerous approaches to drawing, from quick sketches to extended, finished works on paper, using a variety of media. Some experience is recommended.

To register for a class at BBG click this link.

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