Hone drawing skills with lessons from landscape artist Gregory Frux

May 25, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Five morning workshop taught by Gregory Frux, at the Art Students League.

Hone drawing skills for outdoor work, whether in New York City or remote wilderness. Daily outdoor secessions in Manhattan parks, waterfront and industrial areas. Learn about preparation, portable tools, location planning, comfort, safety, effective field techniques and much more.

Topics to be covered:

  • Preparation, portable tools, location planning, comfort and safety.
  • Selection, composition, intention of the drawing.
  • Tools to create effective drawings – layout, measuring, perspective and drama.
  • Incorporating geology, botany, architecture etc. into the creative process.
  • Using all the tools to create dynamic drawings to tell a story

Mr. Frux is inspired by both urban and wilderness landscapes. His cityscapes explore industrial sites, bridges, waterfront, nocturnes and ruins. His wilderness work derives from a lifetime of trekking: local crags, Rockies, Sierra Nevada, Mohave Desert, Alaska, Yukon, Andes and Patagonia. He has been artist in residence in four National Parks– Weir Farm N.H.S., Glacier, Joshua Tree and three times in Death Valley. He’s worked as shipboard artist in north and south Polar Regions, winter Norway and Antarctica.  His work is in the collections of Library of Congress, American Alpine Club, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYC Department of Education and National Park Service.

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