Observational Drawing: an experiential approach – D02W08-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Michael Krueger

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$1,095 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Learning to draw involves learning to see acutely and developing heightened observational skills. In this online drawing workshop, students learn to build upon their skill set through a series of experiential prompts in order to achieve new ways of drawing and seeing. Each day of this course brings new challenges and gives students time to practice and explore new skills. The foundations of drawing are reinforced: gesture, contour, value, perspective and composition, among others. Demonstrations, discussion and one-on-one feedback is given via video conference, as students focus on personal expression in experimentation and drawing from observation.


Pencils, charcoal, sumi ink, colored pencil, collage, pastel on paper and other media germane to personal expression


Grounded firmly in drawing, Michael Krueger works in a variety of media. Solo exhibitions include The Elizabeth Foundation, New York; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Massachusetts; Sunday L.E.S., New York; Haw Contemporary, Missouri and the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas. Michael is a Professor at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.


Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM. An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class.

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