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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.



November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18
Morning section: 10:30--1:30; Afternoons: 2:00--5:00 p.m.

Cost: $240 for 6 weeks, model fees included

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


No sessions scheduled at this time; check back for possible dates.

Cost: $40 per session, 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!




A wonderful week in a beautiful place!  Check back later this year to find out about a possible repeat for next September!

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.

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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


FALL CLASS : "Fall Colors in Pastels", six Tuesdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  

The rich, saturated pigments of soft pastels are a perfect medium to express the vivid colors of autumn in 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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