About the Workshop

The goals of this workshop are to stimulate and maintain a continuous flow of drawing energy and examination.  Students will work from the model using various approaches, and for varying durations. The model will be drawn both singularly and within a context.  The aim of this class is to promote deep contact with the drawing experience through this sustained exposure, and to provide multiple opportunities for invention and change.  There will be an ongoing emphasis on consolidating drawing, concentration, stamina, and persistence. A variety of exercises will be woven into the structure, including working from memory, drawing from other members of the studio, and gesture drawing.

About Gwen Strahle

Gwen Strahle has been teaching drawing at Rhode Island School of Design since 1984. She shows her paintings with Zeuxis, an association of still-life painters, and at Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. She is the recipient of awards from the Connecticut Artist Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. She holds a BA from Rhode Island College and an MFA from Yale School of Art.Gwen Strahle


July 22-28, 2018

noncredit $1,075

undergraduate credit $1,255

graduate credit $1,315


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