Poetry

Expressive Drawing


A lot of people who long to draw—but feel too intimidated to try—will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it’s packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name.

Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement.

The workshop examines the relationship between technique and image, the language of materials, and drawing as an end product. The focus is on the experience, the very act of drawing. The resulting work is a by product.

We all can learn to draw: the first step is to believe we ca. Sarah Simblet

Pricing

  • 1 – 5 sessions per month     $69.00
  • 5 – 15 sessions per month     $59.00
  • 15 – 30 sessions per month     $49.00

Instructor for this class

Steven Ayokee – Owner/Head Instructor

Favorite painting style: art deco

Steven Ayokee is a talented artist and illustrator based in New York City. He brings his encouraging teaching style, his soothing spirit and his passion for art to each of his students at The Art Studio NY. Due to Garold’s success with his traditional artistic training, Jake shares his innate artistic talents, his artistic training and his teaching expertise in all of his classes in the art studio. Particularly passionate about drawing and illustration, he describes his art as the following: “I create drawings that utilize my interest in line and composition to explore a personal subject matter shaped by memories and life experiences. The drawings deal with an American, and more broadly, human narrative that is left to be digested and understood by the imagination of the viewer. The result is a drawing that is both realistically rendered, but also an illusion created from line”. Garold has a wide variety of artistic teaching experience. His love of teaching has led him to instruct art classes for every age from pre-school children to senior citizens.

Learning anything new is a fun thing to do. But learning to paint is both festive and relaxing!

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