The following is a prospectus of workshops that I have been giving, on a regular basis. If you are interested
in organizing a workshop with me in your city or country, please send me an E-Mail, so that we can discuss the terms, or create
a workshop that suits your needs.
Objective: Overall, I propose to discuss the principal
fundaments of drawing and indicate methods and exercises to master
Although formal and investigative drawing,
by observation, are practices that practically disappeared over
the past fifty years, today it is recognized that they are essential
for a complete artistic education, because, without them it is
not possible to develop one's art with total liberty. However,
many students do not find access to the necessary information
in order to develop these practices.
Discoveries made during the last twenty years
reveal that the predominant thought processes used, when drawing
from observation, are linked to the right hemisphere of the brain
(analogical, holistic, concrete, spatial thinking and so on) and
these discoveries have made it easier to teach drawing. However,
the left hemisphere is also activated, mainly in volume drawing
and during the creative process.
In this workshop I will demonstrate how the
fundaments work, how to think while drawing and how to develop
a study plan in order to master drawing and obtain freedom to
Theory is explained through demonstration drawings,
done in class. The participants are urged to draw while accompanying
1st. day: Technique demonstration, with exercises
for the participants.
2nd. day: Discussion of languages.
In this workshop I will demonstrate all the
watercolour techniques and discuss their linguistic characteristics,
focalizing on each participant's work.
The best way to teach a technique is by demonstration,
followed by exercises that allow the participants to try out each
However, I consider that the greatest challenge
towards mastering a technique is in adapting one's ideas to the
technique. Therefore, it is very important to show the student
that he must develop a personal language, in accordance with his
personality and expression and the characteristics of the technique.
Technique demonstrations, exercises and discussion
Obs. Each participant must bring his own material. A list of materials will be supplied.
The above workshop (Watercolour) can be done with the following techniques:
Advanced painting or drawing students and artists.
(Maximum number: 25 people)
Four three-hour periods.
Objective: I propose to help the participants to develop
work projects, containing personal expression and language, incentivating
them to reflect and experiment, using the techniques of their
When an art student reaches a certain level,
which occurs when he masters the fundaments of drawing and one
or more techniques, he usually feels very insecure about his next
steps. When he takes part in a workshop with other people in the
same situation, who are working in various techniques and diverse
projects, he is enriched and can learn discipline and different
ways to develop his creativity.
Method: Explain the creative process and
how to develop a project. Incentivate each participant to propose
a project, or bring works in progress to class, and then discuss
the project individually and with the group.
An adequate well-lit classroom, fitted with drawing boards
or easels (depending on the workshop), several different objects
(for drawing), a light and a white-board or flip-chart.