Artist Romeo Alaeff is now offering a series of drawing workshops for the Drawing Toolbox in Berlin, taking place throughout October. With a background in animation (Alaeff worked on award-winning children’s television shows for Nickelodean and PBS) and a successful career as a contemporary artist (Alaeff has been a guest artist and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown, and Parsons) Alaeff is now sharing his vast professional experience through drawing workshops exploring various elements of the creative process.
Alaeff’s drawings combine his talent as an artist with his sardonic sense of humour. In his series The Evolution of Despair detailed pen and ink drawings of various animals express tragicomic human emotions. Alaeff is the author of “I’ll be Dead by the Time You Read This” (Penguin Books, 2011); a book of his animal drawings accompanied by short texts, and was featured in the street-art bible, “Stuck Up Piece of Crap” (Rizzoli, 2010).
Called Out of Line, the workshops focus on techniques to overcome common obstacles in seeing and mark-making. Traversing a range of different styles, techniques and topics, the classes aim to arm students with a range of tools to use when approaching drawing.
Details of upcoming workshops can be seen on The Drawing Toolbox website; an online resource of tools and insights that come directly from notable artist’s who work within the medium. Over-time this resource will expand to include an online interview magazine, a journal of topical materials and other tools and resources related to drawing.
Be sure to sign-up to the workshops well in advance as there is limited seating. See details on how to register for your workshop below…
“Out of Line: Tools to Overcome Typical Problems in Seeing and Drawing”
October 14-16, 4:30-7:00pm (3 Days)
October 21-23, 4:30-7:00pm (3 Days)
October 28-30, 4:30-7:00pm (3 Days)
Instructor: Romeo Alaeff
Cost: 95 Euros (October Sale! 55 Euros)
Location: Simon Dach Str., Friedrichshain (full address will be sent upon signup.)
Skill Level: Beginner – Intermmediate
Materials: Most materials are provided, including a free handmade journal.
To sign-up for a drawing workshop visit The Drawing Toolbox website.
Blog entry by Jess Harris in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.