Life Drawing/Master Copies (via email)

Jerry Weiss

Class Description


Individual instruction throughout the week.
Students may work on self-directed projects, drawing self-portraits, the portrait and the figure from life at home. They may also copy master drawings assigned by the instructor. Correspondence will be conducted primarily by email and may be supplemented by phone or FaceTime discussions. Each student will receive private individualized instruction, consisting of written critiques of drawings and the sharing of work and demonstration images. Whether working from life or master drawings, the priority is a better understanding of the figure, its movement and form.

About the Instructor

Jerry Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami, Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs, Mary Beth McKenzie, and Jack Faragasso at The Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City.

Jerry Weiss has had one-man exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine. His paintings are represented in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York City.

Mr. Weiss teaches workshops and has lectured in Florida, New York, Washington, Maine, New Mexico, and Colorado. His artwork and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing magazines, and he is a longtime contributor to The Artist’s Magazine. He is represented by the Chester Gallery (Chester, CT); Elizabeth Moss Gallery and Copper & Smith Gallery (Essex, CT); and Portraits, Inc.

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