Drawing is every artist’s basic tool. Without it, paintings sag and landscapes topple. It’s the structure and underpinning of all good art. Using charcoal, pencil, ink and other media students will draw the figure, the gorgeous Italian landscape and its rural architecture. In focusing on every aspect of drawing - structure, line, tone – students learn what it means to see and to translate their vision to paper. There is nothing more fundamental than a good drawing, and nothing more beautiful.
Jonathan Santlofer is an artist with more than 200 exhibitions worldwide. He has taught Drawing and Painting at Columbia University and the New School and has been a Visiting Artist at the Vermont Studio Center and the American Academy In Rome. He was a recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture scholarship and has been awarded 2 National Endowment for the Arts Painting grants. He serves on the Board of Yaddo, the most prestigious art community in the US, where he has been a resident many times. His artwork is in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Norton Simon Museum, CA, Newark Museum, NJ, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, as well as many private and corporate collections. Jonathan is also the author of 5 novels, four anthologies and several illustrated books. He teaches “The Illustrated Novel & Story” at Pratt Institute, NY.