2018 Course Information: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Most people feel that not being able to draw is like not being able to read, and try to hide that they are illiterate or can’t draw. Many artists paint from photos and can copy, but could never create a 3-dimensional looking composition from life. Well, if you take this course, you will be able to! Adrian has taught this course more than 50 times with incredible results. You need no experience to take this class, and in fact it’s almost better if you have none.

This course teaches you how to see like an artist. Once you can do that, you can draw like an artist. There are a few tricks that you learn, and they’re very simple to apply. They have nothing to do with technique, focusing only on various strengths that you can bring forth with the guidance provided. Come join us for this fun exciting course! Students are expected to purchase the book by Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and to read the first 5 chapters before the first day of class.

Drawing on Right Side of Brain materials list

Students will need to either provide their own materials or contact the school prior to class to arrange for material to be provided



10:00 am-04:00 pm
Materials Fee:Bring your own (See Materials List)
REGISTER BY:2018-10-12
Arkansas Craft School

101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560

Instructor: Adrian Deckbar

Adrian Deckbar is a New Orleans painter who creates large compositions of what she describes as “the natural world, increasingly in danger of extinction.” She breaks down elements in the landscape to dramatize the play of direct sunlight on forms and shapes. The images are often more interpretative than literal, and have been said to visually vibrate. She works in acrylic and pastels to achieve her luminous effects, and draws from life in the swamps and the forest. She studied with Elemore Morgan Jr. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she earned a B.A. in Painting and Drawing; at Tulane University she received an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and earlier earned an MA in Painting and Drawing at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught painting and drawing at Tulane University as a Professor of Practice, an adjunct Professor and a lecturer/invited instructor. She also taught at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught numerous workshops abroad and in the U.S. including The Bascom, in Highlands, N.C., The Mississippi Art Colony, and The Prince’s Foundation for Rebuilding the Environment in New Orleans. Recently she taught “Open Studio in the Forest” at Meadowcreek in Arkansas. Abroad, she taught plein air workshops in Umbria and Northern Italy, and Aix-en-Provence, France. Deckbar’s work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, her paintings have appeared in numerous show across the U. S. She has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Gottlieb Foundation. In 208 Deckbar published a book of her work with a grant from Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation: Continuum: Moving Through A Still Frame. Deckbar is represented by Callan Contemporary in New Orleans and The James Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Works by the Instructor