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Janus Collaborative at Fleisher

The Janus Collaborative, a national network of professional artists and instructors, has developed a series of workshops to be hosted by Fleisher featuring prominent visiting artists. Each one-to-two week intensive workshop focuses on a particular aspect of art making such as Portrait Drawing, Cityscape Painting, or Ecorché (layered anatomical study of the human figure), and offers students yet another way to experience art at Fleisher.

During their visit, each artist will also present a lecture or demonstration free to the public on Wednesday evenings as part of Fleisher’s new Sanctuary Series.

All 5-day workshops are $700 for nonmembers, $650 for members. The schedule varies for each workshop; please download workshop description for details.

To register, please contact Fleisher's registrar at or call 215-922-3456 ext. 328.

Portrait Drawing in Pencil
Anthony Ryder
9:30-4:30, December 16-20

In this one week intensive workshop, students will develop the ability to understand and integrate manual, procedural, and analytical techniques of portrait from life. Working on single and multi-day drawings, students will explore human likeness dynamically through the expression of gesture, proportion, perspective and the effects of light on form. 

During each of the morning sessions, Mr. Ryder will present lecture-demonstrations where he introduces essential drawing concepts and methods for their effective translation. In the afternoon sessions, students will develop portrait drawings from direct observation under Mr. Ryder's direct guidance where students will individually learn to apply drawing's underlying principles into effective working methods.

Mr. Ryder will also be presenting a free lecture on Wednesday evening in Fleisher's Sanctuary from 6:30-8:30 p.m., December 18.

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