The Branch Out Project ’s “Drawing for Reluctant Beginners” is a fun, non-intimidating way for you to uncover your "inner artist" by learning realistic drawing techniques. Over the course of four “hands on” classes, Janice will share the approach she uses to teach non-artists, especially those who think they can’t draw, how to render three-dimensional forms.
Janice believes that drawing develops observation, resilience and flexibility that can benefit participants in other areas that seem unrelated to the arts. As part of The Branch Out Project, she has given these fun and engaging workshops to thousands of business executives, educators, lawyers, military personnel, and other professionals as a way to stimulate their creativity and improve their effectiveness.
Even reluctant beginners who claim that they “can’t draw a straight line”, surprise themselves as they step past self-imposed constraints and gain tangible new skills in a short period of time.
This class is for beginners or people who would like to repeat this series. This series will be followed by Drawing for Reluctant Beginners - Level II, which will be only for people who have completed the Level I. But that's for a later email.
There will be 4 weekly sessions from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm on:
Friday, September 17
Friday, September 24
Friday, October 1
Friday, October 8
Janice Merendino is a teaching artist, college professor, one of five founders of Philadelphia’s Clay Studio, and the founder of the Branch Out Project, (www.branchoutproject.com) where she teaches business executives and others how to use drawing and “visual literacy skills” to stimulate creative and strategic thinking. Since 1998, Janice has designed and taught workshops for Accessible Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a variety of audiences, including people with Parkinson's disease and two Veteran‘s organizations; Veterans Empowered through ART, (V.E.T. Art) and the Veterans of Philadelphia Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers, (PADRECC).
Sessions may be recorded on Zoom. This group is for FitC members only.