Jane Rosen Drawing Workshop



Students with Jane Rosen at the San Gregorio beach.



This workshop will be geared toward people--students, artists, non-artists--with a firm background in foundation drawing skills (or previous workshop experience). We will be focusing on advanced problems in drawing using Rodin as a guide. The fee for the workshop is $600 for two days (some scholarships may be available). We will begin at 9:00 with a morning talk and breakfast. Lunch will be served from 1:00 to 2:00. Workshops end at 4:00. For more information please call (650) 747-1716 or e-mail workshop@janerosen.com. To register for the workshop, please see the Register page.

Please note that Jane also conducts workshops that are open to individuals of all levels of experience. Please check back to see when these might be scheduled.

Jane Rosen offers two-day intensive drawing workshops located on a 40-acre ranch two miles from the San Gregorio State Beach. Instruction is based on the courses she has taught for over 20 years at schools such as the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, the School of Visual Arts in New York and Bard College.

Through her extensive experience working with students, Rosen has developed a teaching method which allows a person with little or no training to learn to draw. In its striking simplicity a drapery, a cliff and the human form each become a vehicle for introducing drawing techniques used in both Zen painting and Renaissance drawing.

St. Francis of Assisi said "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist." The drawing workshop offers techniques which demand a quality of attention which enlists the support of the hands, the head and the heart.

Photo by Richard Whittaker.

Leonardo da Vinci said:

"To learn to draw is to learn to see."

"In order to truly see what we are looking at, we must connect the sense of touch directly with the line of sight. Everyone has wondered at the form of a shell shaped by the sea, or the shape of a stone smoothed by the waves. Through a series of direct observation studies, this workshop will help students to connect a feeling of wonder in nature to a sense of discovery as they draw."
Jane Rosen