If You Can Turn Your iPad On And Off, Jeffrey Wiener Can Teach You How To Draw On It

Jeffrey Wiener‘s resume includes drawing and painting art for major clients like Disney, Scholastic, and the New York Times.  If you want to learn to draw, using your iPad, he is the teacher you want!  Not sure of your skill set?  If you know how to turn on and turn off your device, you are ready to learn from Jeffrey, who taught these drawing workshops at the Art Students League of New York!  The Rickie Report shares an interview with him, as we explore the world of non-traditional drawing.  Jeffrey is offering classes on-line, so this is a perfect time to sign up for yourself or give a distinctive gift to someone else!

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

The Rickie Report is enthusiastic about bringing you more options to stretch your knowledge and skills set when it comes to creating!  

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener speaks about Drawing on Your iPad classes:

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener and students at New Studio for Visual Arts

 

TRR: How did you get started doing this?

JW: 

I started out as an illustrator and print designer in New York back in the 1980’s. I came to the city with well-developed traditional art skills and worked in a “hot” design firm where my drawing and painting skills were in use 24/7, creating spot art and illustrations for major clients like Disney, Scholastic and New York Times. When the Mac was introduced to the world of Design, I started using Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator from the very start, and thus began my Digital Arts career.

TRR: Where have you given classes in the past?

JW: 

I started giving iPad Drawing Workshops in 2014 at the Art Students League of New York (https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/) and soon started getting asked to hold workshops upstate, and then down in South Florida where I winter. The last workshop I held was this last December – February (2019-20) and it gave me the opportunity to test my new methods for traditional artists to jump in quickly and integrate their iPads into their artistic process.

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener teaching a workshop with three students in Bethel, New York

 

 

TRR: What kind of experience does a student need to sign up for this class?

JW:

Not much experience is necessary for my classes. Obviously, owning an iPad and knowing how to turn it on and off is a requirement, as is downloading the APP “Procreate” to their iPad prior to class. But I take great joy in introducing a new art-making tool to traditional artists. They ALL find it exciting and creatively mind-expanding. Really!

TRR:  Are there classes for total novices/beginners/experienced people?

JW:

I find that beginners need to spend a little more time learning how to use the APPs basic features. This is a deep well, as a metaphor, and it’s easy to drown in all the options available for creating artworks. Students who use their computers often, and come to me with a little experience in Adobe Photoshop, tend to take off VERY quickly. I find that holding separate classes for those two artist-types works best.

TRR: What if I can’t draw much except simple shapes ?

JW:

I stress to my students that the iPad is a drawing tool, although quite a powerful one. Doodling and sketching is how I start my classes, because the freedom from having to be perfect is absent from the mind. It helps students focus on learning the features, instead of on the work they are producing. My advanced classes are focused on teaching artists how to mimic traditional techniques using familiar techniques such as shading with a broad charcoal stick or using cross-hatching to achieve volume. Fortunately, Procreate has many features that allow you to make simple basic graphic shapes easily. Let’s not forget that you can use Procreate to make awesome graphic design with imported photographs and typography tools.

 

 

 

Learning to use your iPad to draw

 

 

TRR:  What kind of program do I need on my IPad?

JW:

Procreate is the #1 application for drawing and painting on the iPad. There are other apps, but the difference in the features, the high-resolution files, and quality of the resulting art files is so glaring that it’s not worth using any other APP. My traditional drawings are similar to M.C. Escher’s in detail and tone, and I can produce drawings on my iPad that when printed, cannot be identified as a digital print. This is akin to being an old-world lithographer who draws on stone and produces fine drawings that must be printed out on paper to be framed and displayed.

 

 

Link to Procreate: https://procreate.art/

TRR:  Once I have some skills, how can I use what I’ve learned in your class?

JW:

I often challenge my students to think of the iPad as a Sketch Tool, where ideas can originate to become oil-paintings or sculptures. Several of my students use it to escape the work they do all the time and experiment in a risk-free fashion, doing abstractions or venturing into simple animations for social media like Facebook. Some of my students are designers who work with computers often, and wish to leave the desk-bound creative process and work at the beach or in the park. I love to introduce my students to using the iPad as a Life-Drawing tool, and use it in Starbucks to capture people. Most think that artists are surfing the internet, when in fact they are making observational drawings un-detected by their subjects.

TRR: Can you share a video with us?

JW:

Here’s a recent video where I teach how to draw a simple white object (coffee cup) with a “Charcoal” looking drawing tool.
 

https://youtu.be/3ehNpMd2ECY

 
 

About Jeffrey Wiener:

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.

 

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/

“Sketch with Jeff”:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New School For The Visual Arts Announces Exhibits, Classes, Workshops, Special Events For March And April

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present programs that will stimulate the artist in all of us.  Their special events, classes, lectures, and workshops bring nationally award winning artists as well as international experts to our area. From learning to write your life story or fiction to the art of self-care, there is something for everyone!  View the WOW: Women of Watercolor’s Exhibit or meet photographer, Rhea Lewis of the Warrior Goddess Movements/A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS,  LECTURES,

EXHIBITIONS :

 March  and April, 2019

 

 

Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

 

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

Call now   (561) 295-5712

 

No registration fees * No membership fees* Prorating available

 

 

 

 

E   X   H   I   B   I   T   I   O   N   S:

 

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION: 

March 8, 2019

6  – 8 pm

 

 

With

SUE ARCHER

Exhibit Runs March 4 – 29, 2019

 

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PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

 

 

 

Plein Air Painting by George Van Hook

OPENING  RECEPTION:

March 8, 2019

6 – 8 pm

PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

Jim McVicker  

Spencer Meagher

George Van Hook

Shelby Keefe

Olena Babek

Malcolm Ludvitsen

James Richards

Katie Dobson

Greg Summers

Charlie Hunter

Sue Archer

Shawn Escott

and more!!!

Exhibit runs March 4 – March 29, 2019

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

April 5, 2019

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

RHEA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Warrior Goddess Movement: 

A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors

Exhibit runs April 1 – 30, 2019

Benefits:


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
and
LIGHTHOUSE DRAGONS SOS

The purpose of Rhea’s charity project is being able to help breast cancer survivors see their beauty in a new way, to get comfortable in their own skin, and to redefine and re-connect who they are as woman after their diagnosis. It’s not about showing their scars and the ugly side of cancer, but about forgetting their scars, celebrating their beauty as women no matter what their new body looks like.  The imagery is truly a representation of the beautiful inner light that all women share and it reminds them that the scars don’t define them.

 

 

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

The American Cancer Society has a presence in more than 3,400 communities across the country and is the only organization available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek to help people touched by cancer. Breast cancer is the number one reason people call the Society. When you support Making Strides, you are helping the Society seek better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, as well as provide help and hope to people facing the disease.

Lighthouse Dragons SOS:

Lighthouse Dragons is a dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors and their supporters. We promote a healthy and life affirming activity through the sport of dragon boating. Each of us is a powerful example that one can lead a full and active life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

 

Rhea Lewis is a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, and is an internationally award winning photographer.  In 2018 and 2017 Rhea Lewis was named TOP 10 Photographer in the state of Florida and earned her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence from Florida Professional Photographers.  She has been in business as a professional photographer for 14 years and owns and operates a highly successful boutique studio in Jupiter, FL.  She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board of the Florida Professional Photographers Association.  She has been a leader and a pioneer in the boudoir photography market and strongly believes in empowering women through boudoir photography. She has dedicated her studio to women’s portraiture over the past 5 years and since 2017 has been working with breast cancer survivors on a charity project.  She has donated over 30 sessions and over $25,000 to help these women feel and look beautiful as they progress on their journey of diagnosis and survival.   She has had her own scare with cancer and her mother and my aunt are survivors. She has photographed women at various stages in their diagnosis from those just diagnosed to 10-year survivors.

 

 

 

 

W  O  R  K  S  H  O  P  S: 

 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Writing the memoir, short story and fiction.

 

 

 

RAFAEL LIMA 

Are you one of those people who have thought, “I’d like to write a book someday, but I don’t know where to start”?   This workshop is for you!

 

March 9 – 10, 2019    $300

Day One: 10:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Day Two: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To see more about Rafael’s experience go to http://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

Palette Knife Workshop (Oil/Acrylic)

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES

March 14-15   $300

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Watercolor Workshop

 

 

 

SPENCER MEAGHER

You won’t want to miss nationally recognized and award winning watercolorist…

March 16 & 17, 2019
10am – 4pm with lunch break
Fee: $300 two day $150 one day

Learn more about Spencer’s work visit his website: http://spencermeagher.com

Call now to register and reserve your spot for this two-day workshop.
(561) 295-5712     www.thenewstudiova.net

 

Drawing With Your IPad

 

 

 

JEFFREY WIENER

March 23, 2019  $150.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class session: 9:00 am – Noon
This workshop will include a slide Presentation: discussing color transitions at night, process and tips. Followed by 2 hours of individual painting time with on site critiques.

Drawing and Painting with the iPad: Procreate Basics

Instructor reviews the basic functions for drawing with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic pencils, charcoal, pastels and conte crayons.

Also learn the basic functions for painting with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic oil paints, watercolors, pastels, airbrush, and other color applications.

Class Session: 1:00 – 3:00
Life drawing with the iPad: Capturing the Figure, Landscape, Cityscapes and Still Life

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to capture the live model. Students will create gestural, figurative drawings during short and medium length poses. Students will learn how to create a refined, polished drawing from one of their workshop sketches.

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to teach how to capture landscapes in Plein Air. Students will learn how to create cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes.

 

 

Watercolor:  Flowers and Landscapes

 

 

Janet Rogers

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist. 

3 Day Workshop: March 28, 29 & 30, 2019  $475.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Watercolor : The Head and Figure

 

 

 

 

JANET ROGERS

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist.

3 Day Workshop  April 4, 5 and 6, 2019  $475.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Still Life Painting 

 

 

 

ELIO CAMACHO

3 Day Workshop: April 1,2 and 3, 2019   $375

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Medium Artist Jeffrey Wiener Offers Digital And Traditional Drawing Classes For Second Year In Southeast Florida

Multi-medium artist, Jeffrey Wiener will offer Digital and Traditional Drawing Classes for a second year in Southeast FL.  His Life Drawing workshops offer individual and group classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, Life Drawing with traditional tools and digital tools like the iPad. He will hold his first workshop of 2018  at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on January 5th entitled “Life Drawing on your iPad”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  What a great gift idea!!!!  Jeffrey will also be selling his own artwork at the gallery, so stop by.  Wine, nibbles, art…

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener, a Miami-born New York-based artist/designer/publisher

Offers Classes and Workshops in Southeast Florida

 

 

“DRAW  with  JEFF”

Friday, January 5, 2018

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth , FL

 

Register HERE:

http://clayglassmetalstonegallery.com/donate/

RSVP to joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Chelsea High Line” by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener, a Miami-born New York-based artist/designer/publisher, is again offering his Life Drawing workshops to the artists of Palm Beach County. Through his website, “DRAW with JEFF” offers individual and group classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Life Drawing with traditional tools and digital tools like the iPad. He will be holding his first workshop of 2018 at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on January 5th entitled “Life Drawing on Mobile Devices”.

 

 

 

 

An “Evangelist for Life Drawing”,  Jeff teaches artists to amplify their creativity by refining their skills of observation and then translating that into improved techniques. In 30 year’s as a professional designer and illustrator, Jeff has mastered dozens of traditional and digital skills for his design business’ clientele. “Drawing is the basis for that first visualization of a concept. Animators and designers in my NY workshops are always taking life drawing classes to improve their skills, and often using digital as much as traditional tools!” But Jeff promises that his mobile drawing workshops use APPS that are “easy to learn and a blast to use.”

 

“Red Sara Seated” by Jeffrey Wiener

COMMUNITY ART PROGRAMS:

Communities can have customized weekly art programs designed for their residents at a location of their choosing. Focus on specific classes, learn a little Art History, whatever you please. Email Me to discuss customized programs available ONLY to Community Groups.

 

PRIVATE SKETCH PARTIES:

Want to hold a SKETCH PARTY in your own home? Invite your friends over and we’ll do the rest. For a FLAT FEE, we will provide the Art Supplies, book the Model, and we can even bring great SKETCHING MUSIC. Email Me to discuss how an Art Party would work in your own home.

 

STUDENT RATES:

Advance your skills while in High School, preparing for College, or Advanced Education by learning how to master digital image editing and video editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Procreate for the iPad. Email Me to discuss how to develop a curriculum designed for what you need to learn.

“Laura at Naples Beach” by Jeffrey Wiener

The fee of $40. for a single 2 hour class (session) includes your drawing supplies. 4 Classes is $120. Group rates are also available. See the http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/ for more details and to book a class.

 

Jeffrey Wiener Drawing with iPad 

 

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.

 

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/

“Sketch with Jeff”:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986