Meditative Art of Contour – OUTDOOR WORKSHOP

Bending Iris

Title: Meditative Art of Contour

Type of Class: Drawing

Instructor: Sarah Rutledge Fischer

Time: 10 am to 3pm 

Dates: Oct 23 and 24, 2020

Price: $225 ($200 Members)

Maximum of Six Students to maintain safe, social distancing practices

A breath in. A breath out. A pencil moving along the slow and simple path traveled by the eye. Together these can calm the mind and transform the blank page.

In this workshop, students will work with local artist Sarah Rutledge Fischer to learn her method of using pencil and paper to find a slow meditative path around the contours of an object. Students will work to let go of concern about outcome and instead trust the connection between their eyes and hands, and use this connection to follow an object’s most essential lines.

This course requires nothing more than a pencil, some paper, and a heart willing to let go of control. No previous artistic experience required. This workshop is open to anyone who can hold a pencil.

Large Newsprint pad – 18″x24″ (drawing grade paper also fine)

Graphite pencils – variety of hardness (recommend 2b,4b, and 6b)

Vine or Willow Charcoal

Hard Charcoal pencil

Kneaded Eraser (recommend kneaded eraser)

Sarah Rutledge Fischer is a figurative artist living and working in Fairhope, AL.  Sarah is largely self-taught, acquiring most of her arts education at the easel, working beside other artists in figure study groups. The human figure is at the core of Sarah’s art, and her belief that all bodies are good bodies is on display in the variety of shape and form celebrated in beauty within her work. Her figures often come to the page with a story to tell, and in recent shows, Sarah has been pleased to discover that people connect strongly with these stories.

Learn more about Sarah at http://sarahrutledgefischer.comor follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @sarahrutledgefischer.

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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