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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.

2018 FIGURE CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays 

Session V. September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5 (no class Columbus Day)

1:00--4:00 pm

Session VI. November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Morning section: 10:30--1:30, Afternoons: 2:00--5:00 p.m.

Cost: $240 for 6 weeks, model fees included

These classes have some open slots on various dates; contact me for information.

Saturdays

No Saturday classes scheduled at this time.

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!

Workshops

FALL, 2018; PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP ON BLOCK ISLAND (#2)

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 confirmed 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. 
Here are a few more photos of last year's workshop in progress and of the exhibit:


FALL, 2017:  PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP ON BLOCK ISLAND

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

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS AND STUDENT EXHIBITS   

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

CHECK WITH BBG FOR REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLASSES

OCTOBER CLASS : "Fall Colors in Pastels", six Thursdays, October 11--November 15

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.

CHECK BACK FOR SCHEDULE FOR WINTER CLASS: "Drawing Explorations"

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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