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Visual Thinking: Session 3

5 Session Visual Thinking


5 Session Visual Thinking meets October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13 and November 20 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. 

    This project-based workshop is an introduction to the fundamental elements and concepts of visual thinking. In this session we will focus on various methods and materials that will help us to build a visual vocabulary. We will investigate source materials, the beginnings of project ideas and the first steps toward a finished piece. We can work with varying techniques such as drawing, painting, and collage.  

    In this five-session class you will work in both a sketchbook and on larger individual projects. Instruction will include tips on how to organize ideas and begin to translate concepts into visual images. The first session will be a brainstorming type evaluation of our ideas with various artistic icebreakers to get our creativity flowing.  Sessions to follow will involve work and creation of a finished piece culminating in a group presentation and critique.  In this class, you will take that first difficult step towards creating art. The environment will be fun, relaxed and full of creative energy to build off of. This is not a technique driven workshop; rather it is focused on ideas, concepts and the creative and engaging way in which you visualize those concepts. It will be appropriate for all levels as well as those who want to explore visual medium for the very first time.

    Materials to bring:

      Additional materials fee (payable in cash at the workshop): $7.00 Materials fee for sketchbook provided by instructor if needed.

      Instructor bio:
      James Vanderberg received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is held in private collections nationally. He received the Tony Smith Award while at Hunter as well as the Luetz/Riedel Fellowship for study at L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, France.  Most recently, Vanderberg finished a residency at Vermont Studio Center.  Vanderberg has taught studio art and art history at Fordham University in the Bronx, Nassau Community College and The Brooklyn Arts Space. He is an active member of the Fowler Arts collective in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Find out more details at

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