Sherrie’s Workshop Schedule
Learning how to paint and draw is possible. While a cloak of mystery surrounds the mythical artist that is often intimidating to the novice, if someone is visually wired, he or she can learn to paint and draw. So why aren’t these disciplines easy? Why do they seem at times so difficult and why are great artists not more prevalent? Painting and drawing themselves are simple, but there is a reason that in practice, they are not easy. There is the small matter of our own minds. This is the real hurdle that is not broached often enough. Every brushstroke and line we make is filtered through our own perceptions, prejudices and emotional resistance to change. We are each the product of our entire lives and learning to be an artist is really learning about ourselves. And to me the most valuable part of this process is not the product of our labors, it is the richness of deepening self-awareness.
Listen to this September 20th interview on Drawing and Abstract Realism on AMO (Artists Mentors Online).
*** SOLD OUT ***
April 20 – April 24, 2013
Millie Gosch Studio
3383 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337
(Located in quaint area near Woodward Academy)
Includes 2 demos by Sherrie McGraw and daily instruction by Sherrie and Jacqueline Kamin.
To be included on a waiting list, please e-mail Jackie:
April 30 – May 3, 2013
ZOLL STUDIO OF FINE ART
Painting Still LIfe, Portrait and Figure
More information to follow
Mentoring with the Masters
Tues May 14, 2013
Limited Enrollment !
Sherrie will team up with two colleagues–Gregg Kreutz and Lea Wight–to teach a one-day mentoring class at the Salmagundi Club in New York.
It will be a day of painting and drawing along side these renowned artists in one of America’s oldest art clubs, followed by a group critique of the efforts of the day.
Lunch will generously be provided by the club and all proceeds will be donated to a fund to restore the club’s pool tables.
For more information and to enroll, please go to:
July 22 – 26, 2013
Art in the Mountains
Painting the Still Life,
Portrait and Figure
Students are often nervous about what they don’t know. However, not knowing is, ironically, where the real learning occurs. Not knowing is the allure where something new can happen. Artists educate their powers of seeing beyond what is normally required and a teacher has the privilege of helping students clarify and streamline this discovery. Yes, there are technical aspects to these disciplines—mixing color, applying paint, understanding anatomy and achieving line quality to name a few—but there is so much more to developing as an artist than the craft. The most important aspect is the developed ability to see as an artist, tempered with a compassion for one’s own humanness.Becoming an artist opens up a very special relationship to the world—one of structure, symmetry, color harmony, edges, shapes and the sensuality of paint and line. The struggles encountered with changing how one sees mirror those of life—the tussle with it, the messiness of it, with all the good, the bad and the ugly. Most meaningful relationships do not come without a price, and so it is with art. Out of the struggle of learning to see comes a universal language. It is this very distinction—not knowing as opposed to knowing—that separates art from illustration. Art, the magic, the mystery come amidst the hesitance and the groping for a new understanding, a new way of seeing and the thrill of discovery within the relationship with your subject.