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

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain


Students will follow along with Betty Edwards book of the same name “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. You will need to read the first 5 chapters prior to the class.  Adrian will guide you through the book, step by step, and you will find that, in a very short time – you will learn to see, and then draw, like an artist. Your mark-making is as unique as your signature and a key to creativity.  With guided exercises and available information Adrian will help you unlock that creative talent. This class is appropriate for all skill levels.

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

Class will meet over two 3-day weekends

Class Dates: March 9th-10th-11th and 16th-17th-18th




03/09-03/18
10:00 am-04:00 pm
Tuition:$300
Materials Fee:$75 or bring your own, please contact us ahead of time if you will need to have materials provided
REGISTER BY:2018-02-24
Arkansas Craft School

101 North Peabody St. 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