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1-Day Sketching Workshop at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02115 USA (map)

Spend a day at the MFA with your sketchbook!  This day-long workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning sketching techniques and keeping a sketchbook.  Brian Bomeisler will meet you at the beautiful Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and you will have a chance to sketch and draw from the masterworks there.

To take this workshop it is suggested that you take the 5-Day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® Workshop, however it is also open to those who already have drawing experience and training.  Brian will lead you through a practical, hands-on day of sketching in the museum, using a sketchbook, and he will expand upon the formal drawing instruction you have already received.  A less formal way of using the skill of sighting plus perceiving negative spaces will lead students to successful sketches.

Demonstration by Brian Bomeisler of a Greek sculpture at MFA

Demonstration by Brian Bomeisler of a Greek sculpture at MFA

Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, for a fun day of drawing with other students.  The museum has a wealth of material to use as reference, and the ancient arts sculpture galleries offer ample material to practice your sketching techniques.  We will also visit the west wing of the Museum which was transformed in 2011 into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art.  Sketchbook drawing is an art unto itself, requiring skills that can be taught:  e.g., how to hold the sketchbook, how to use the “basic unit,” how to perform “sighting” while sketching.  The variety of mediums we will use include pencil, pen and ink, and a specific technique using an ordinary felt tip marker.

For those students who have not taken Brian's 5-Day DRSB Workshop, please read ahead of time Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, particularly Chapters 7 and 8.  

The workshop will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from 10am to 5pm, and the cost is $425.  Admission to the museum is included in the cost of the workshop.  Reservations are required in advance, so please contact either Sandy Manning at or go to our Register for a Workshop page to sign up.

We will meet just inside of the main entrance near the information desk.

Earlier Event: March 5
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Later Event: March 19
St. Augustine: DRSB 5-Day Workshop