John Ruskin and the Art of Drawing
(with Roycroft Campus Artist-in-Residence, Kateri Ewing)
Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
This one day class is part discussion and part hands-on workshop. Participants will receive an overview on John Ruskin, the writer and art critic whose ideas were the basis for the Arts and Crafts Movement, and who believed that everyone should learn how to draw. Then students will take Ruskin’s theory and put it into practice in a series of drawing exercises. This event is not just for artists and teachers of the arts, but for everyone. All levels of drawing can get something out of this class. Explore deeper in your drawing practice or start something new.
East Aurora watercolorist, Kateri Ewing is known for her richly detailed paintings of songbirds, flora, and Western New York landscapes. Largely self taught and committed to her development as a painter, Ewing’s technique evolves with every subject she paints. Kateri is eternally grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the natural world that surrounds her. Even more so, she finds appreciation in her ability to create something lasting and beautiful from it. In every piece she creates, she continually hopes to discover and reveal the intricate cycles of nature. For her artistic endeavors and her dedication to community, she was honored with the 2012 Mary and Gil Stott Award at Roycroft and is also a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan in watercolor and ink.
Class Tuition: $35
Registration is required and seating is limited
The price includes light refreshments and materials for drawing