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Making Thought Visible – Exhibition and Talk at UVM

March 10th, 2017

Richard, Pastel on Paper, 11 x 14″

November 18th, 2016

Exhibit in Manchester

July 5th, 2016

The Process

October 11th, 2015

Drawing, Unifying Wash, Acrylic Paint, Ink Surround

“Burlington Boathouse Sunset”

August 11th, 2015

8 x 10″, Pastel and Ink on Strathmore
heavyweight paper.
Framed (Nielson Gold), black mat under glass, with hanging wire: $175.
Unframed: $100
Postage included in this cost.
Contact by email: michael.strauss@uvm.edu
or by phone 802-5229978

Workshop Coming up at UVM

March 24th, 2015

Coming up in about 30 days at UVM through the Osher Life Long Learning program. There are about 5 spaces left. Might you wish to join us? Find a common foundation for the arts and sciences through drawing. Click on the images for more information.

Drawing for the Terrified: Ink Wash, October 7, 2014

October 9th, 2014

Starting September 23, Two Spaces Left in this Class. Call if interested: 8025229978

September 7th, 2014

Drawing for the Terrified

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, September 23-October 14
Meeting Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Michael Strauss
Location: 531 Cook Physical Science
Member: $80 Non-Member: $120
Beginners and those with some experience are invited to come draw and share work. Learn about the use of graphite, charcoal, inks. Other topics covered include: Drawing to learn; What you “know” and what you “see”; Gesture drawing; Perspective, an Introduction (one point and two point); Perspective, part II – picture plane, horizon line, vanishing point; Mechanical aids to perception; Vertical and horizontal alignments and measurement; The contour line; Defining form with value; Aerial perspective; Composition: movement of the eye and the hand. This class is a collaborative learning experience. There will be individual assistance from the instructor, as well as class critiques. Come prepared to draw, share your work with other beginning students, and have a good time. No previous drawing experience is required.
Materials: 9 x 12″ drawing sketchbook, pencils, erasers, pens, vine charcoal
• Week 1: Seeing and Knowing, Aids to Perception, Beginning Exercises
• Week 2: Eye-hand Coordination, Shape Consciousness, Measurement
• Week 3: Defining Form with Light, Creating Volume
• Week 4: Perspective, Composition, and Grids

Stop By for a Few Minutes on Friday, Sept 12 at 5 p.m.

September 7th, 2014

This painting is available and all proceeds will go to Burlington City Arts. Donate and get a painting!

Osher Exhibit Reception

July 11th, 2014