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DRSB Workshop with LISBETH FIRMIN, Santa Cruz, CA


  • 1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley, CA, 95066 United States (map)
1440 Multiversity is located in the beautiful mountains above Santa Cruz.

1440 Multiversity is located in the beautiful mountains above Santa Cruz.

For many, drawing can be a mysterious or inaccessible process reserved for a “talented” few. Dr. Betty Edwards’ groundbreaking book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, debunked this myth.  Anyone can learn how to draw, and draw well.

Join painter and printmaker Lisbeth Firmin for an intensive immersion in demonstrations and studio exercises that pack a semester-long art course into five days. You will develop the perceptual skills you need to draw with confidence, whether you are new to the medium or wish to expand your capabilities.  The workshop will be held at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, located in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California.  Ms. Firmin studied with Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler, and has a long career as a teacher as well as an artist.  In her workshop, you will explore:

  • The relationship of drawing and creativity to specialized functions of the right- and left-brain hemispheres and to ways of connecting to a new way of seeing
  • A carefully sequenced process designed to unveil your ability to capture life as you see it, and strategies to produce skilled drawings
  • Tips on how to shift your perception and see light, depth, dimensions, and proportions to better capture what inspires you.

You will go home with a new, enhanced way of seeing the world around you and strategies you can continue to develop to capture what inspires you, in ways you never thought possible.

NOTE: you cannot register for this class on the DRSB Website.  Instead, please go to 1440 Multiversity to register. There, you can also find information on accomodations and the programs at 1440 Multiversity.

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Lisbeth Firmin in her studio.

Earlier Event: January 22
DRSB 5-Day Workshop in Santa Barbara