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Immersive Drawing Workshop with Lisbeth Firmin, Boone, NC


  • The Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd. Boone, NC 28607 United States (map)

Have you always wished you could draw? Perhaps the process of putting your mind-images down on paper is a bit of a mystery to you — or maybe you’ve always felt that you just weren’t good enough? Come to The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina, and learn to draw!

Note: to sign up for this workshop, do not use the DRSB website; instead, log into the Art of Living Retreat Center website: Lisbeth Firmin Drawing Workshop October 2019 If you have any questions, just send an email to lisbethfirmin@gmail.com!

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Please note that this workshop will be taught by Lisbeth Firmin, our trained DRSB Instructor who has worked with Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler.

This immersive workshop, taking place at a retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, will give you the science and the practical tools to let go of the notion that you can’t draw. Under the expert and compassionate guidance of Lisbeth Firmin, a full time painter and printmaker, you will come to believe that anyone can learn to draw — including you.

An example of a “before” and “after” self-portrait by a student using the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain methods developed by Betty Edwards and taught by Brian Bomeisler. This remarkable transformation occurred after only 5 days.

An example of a “before” and “after” self-portrait by a student using the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain methods developed by Betty Edwards and taught by Brian Bomeisler. This remarkable transformation occurred after only 5 days.

CLICK HERE  for information on the workshop, location, and fees. Note that you must register directly with The Art of Living Retreat Center.

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Through an intensive combination of lectures, demonstrations and studio exercises over five days, you will:

  • Develop the skills of perception necessary to draw with confidence

  • Explore the relationship between drawing and the two brain hemispheres, based on pioneering research by Dr. Betty Edwards

  • Work through a carefully sequenced process in which you will learn the basic strategies of ‘seeing’ which will enable you to draw with skill, and produce high-quality drawings

  • Unlock your creative side and begin to see in a whole new way

You will go home with the technical skills and creative confidence to make drawing an integral part of your life. In addition, on the last day of this immersion, you will create your own self-portrait — which you can take with you as a beautiful reminder of how much you’ve learned.

Open to all. No drawing experience necessary — but experienced artists welcome too!

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Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist, an artist known for her urban landscapes. Her work has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group shows over five decades, and her paintings and prints are held in numerous private and public collections — including the New York Historical Society, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, and the Fleming Museum. Firmin is an accredited teacher for Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards and worked with Brian Bomeisler. Find out more at www.lisbethfirmin.com