How often have you said, “I can’t draw!” ? In this class, you’ll discover how accessible drawing can be and how to express your thoughts visually. Everyone knows we each perceive our world differently. Indeed, the way an artist thinks is revealed in the way they draw. Through simple exercises like “Connect the Dots” and “What’s in a Doodle?”, as well as in conversations about artistic trends, the styles of well-known artists and a chance to try out different drawing techniques, you will learn to express your individual views. In addition to shared weekly Zoom sessions, you will have an opportunity to get individual feedback on your visual response to each lesson. As anyone who has ever given a crayon to a child knows, the urge to “make a mark” is instinctive. As you explore the world of drawing and what excites you, you will learn new ways to express your unique vision.
Annie Zeybekoglu was born in New York City, and earned her BFA from Smith College and her MAT in Fine Arts from Harvard. She has taught drawing, painting and book design in the Boston area for 25 years. Many of you will recall her 17-year tenure on the Fine Arts faculty at Lexington High School. Annie has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, and she currently works in her South End studio, drawing, painting, and creating Artists Books and unique Wearable Art. Her award wining work is in collections in Boston, New York, Turin, Istanbul, Hungary, Japan, and Poland. She lives and works in Boston and in the Aegean coastal village of Çeşme Dalyanköy in Turkey.