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

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Marsha Bhagwansingh Offers Classes And Individual Instruction In Calligraphy, Lifelike Drawing, Portraiture, Painting, Composition, Mandala Art, And The Art Of Coffee Painting

Caribbean born award winning artist, Marsha Bhagwansingh, known as “Marsha B”, offers classes in Palm Beach County.  While her influences include the Italian Renaissance, the breadth of her talent includes Calligraphy, Lifelike Drawing, Mandala Art, Portraiture, Painting, Composition and Color, and the art of Coffee Painting!  Are you intrigued?  Marsha continues to explore new mediums, and offer classes at Easel Art Supply in Lake Park, FL and at Lot23 in Northwood Village.  She is also available for individual and group lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  (We were going to say “perks” because we are so excited about painting with coffee)!

 

 

 

 

M a r s h a         B h a g w a n s i n g h  

Art       Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Influenced at an early age by the Italian Renaissance, Marsha began her formal art training in San Fernando, Trinidad where she gained experience with graphite, charcoal and chalks, and subjects such as the human face and figure. In 1992, at the age of 18 began her career in tutoring calligraphy, which she continues today. In 1995, she furthered her art education at Miami Dade College in Florida where she was introduced to sculpting and painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Marsha began teaching calligraphy at the age of sixteen.

She opened classes for adults in drawing and painting in 1999

 

 

 

Marsha’s   Programs  Include:

Calligraphy

Lifelike Drawing

Portrait Drawing

Painting

Composition and Color

The Art of Coffee Painting

 Mandala Art

 

 

 

“Wave” by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Oil on Canvas

 

Within recent years, Marsha has explored various new materials with which to create her art, including coffee!  She offers classes in the art of coffee painting in Northwood and Lake Park.  She also is influenced by the exploration of the more spiritual side of life and the therapeutic aspects of art. She enjoys painting mandalas for relaxation and healing, sharing this artform in her mandala making classes. Marsha enjoys exploring new mediums and manners of expression, believing that self-expression, imagination, and the will to push beyond the norm are necessary for artistic growth.

 

 

 

“Mandala Peacock” by Marsha Bhagwansingh,  Oil on Canvas

 

Upcoming programs:

 

Mandala Art:  Mandalas help activate our own healing abilities for physical and spiritual balance and opens the gateway to our inner potential. They can be used as spiritually transforming and meditative tools. When creating and viewing a mandala, the left side of the brain (responsible for reasoning and problem solving) rests, creating a shift into a relaxed state of inner clam.

 

 

“Coffee Flower” by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Coffee on Watercolor Paper

 

 

 

The Art of Coffee Painting:  Centuries ago, when coffee started to be widely used in Europe, artists who had been influenced by the Chinese tradition of painting with tea, began to experiment with coffee as a painting medium. Today, coffee art expressions are created out of something seemingly ordinary, while presenting the delicacy of watercolors with a soothing muted palette and an unmistakable aroma with which to create art.

 

 

Calligraphy by Marsha Bhagwansingh

 

Calligraphy:  The ancient art of Calligraphy is still alive today and has drawn many to its skillful letterform expression of written communication. Calligraphers give writing a visual life with which to impress upon the reader, a more meaningful and eloquent message.

 

 

 

“Bo” by by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Graphite on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing classes:

 

Ongoing classes in drawing and painting are held at Easel Art Supply Center

810 Park Avenue   Lake Park on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

Individual attention

All levels welcome      

To register and for more info, call Marsha at 561-507-4527

Marsha also offers private classes in drawing, painting and calligraphy.

See website or call for more information.

 

 

 

Website: www.littlefirestudios.info

Phone: 561-507-4527

Facebook: littlefirestudiosandartgallery

 

 

 

 

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