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The Art & Science of Image Making

A year-round online workshop series focused on the fundamental aspects of art making and the science behind them.

As creative people, many of us have an intuitive sense of what looks good: of colors that work well together or how to make something appear three dimensional. This series of workshops looks at the science behind these fundamental aspects of art making. For anyone who has ever said to themselves, “I know this works but I don’t know why” this series can help you to answer those questions. Designed to clarify and expand on concepts that may have come up in previous art classes, these workshops will help you bring more understanding and sophistication into your current artistic and creative endeavors.

Continuing Student Reward

Join the Art & Science Workshop series at the start of any module. When you continue on with the next consecutive module, join at a reduced price. Receive a 10% discount if you are a continuing student, within one series. We want to encourage deep exploration within our series themes and we want you to have the experience of watching your skills accumulate and layer in meaningful ways.

Online Workshop Modules for 2021

Join at the start of any workshop, no matter what level you are at. 

    • Each workshop includes 6 livestreaming classes.
    • Also includes: recordings of every class, individual feedback on finished work, supplemental material.
    • 6 – 8 pm Wednesdays
    • Starting at 6pm in Berlin, 12pm in New York, 9am in San Francisco, 5pm in London…

Artist-Instructor Ian Jehle

Ian Jehle 's practice as an artist and educator lies at the intersection between art and science, utilizing his background in engineering and fine art.

Ian Jehle is a Canadian artist and teacher based in Berlin and Washington DC. He is on the faculty at American University in Washington DC and previously was head of engineering at the construction firm P&J Arcomet. Jehle studied computer science, mathematics, philosophy and visual arts at American University, Kansas City Art Institute, Brandeis University and Columbia University.

Jehle’s work focuses on the intersection of math, engineering and visual arts. His large scale math-based installation projects are often participatory in nature, using games, puzzles and live events where participants are invited to create works of art by following a simple set of mathematical rules. Jehle considers his teaching an important part of his art-making process and often includes groups of students in the design and implementation of his project based works.

Our Online Workshop Format

“To my delight, taking a drawing class online is FAR MORE FUN than I imagined it was going to be!”
– Melissa, online workshop participant

  • Livestreaming classes take place via online video conference (using Zoom). The instructor conducts live demos with step-by-step instruction so that you can work together in real time. You also have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback during class time.
  • We keep class sizes small and the atmosphere is interactive and supportive.
  • Finish exercises or practice at your own pace, at home, outside of class time.
  • Receive individual feedback on your completed work and exchange comments and questions with the instructor and your fellow workshop participants in an encouraging environment.
  • Find supplemental material and watch the progress of other participants by visiting the workshop Dropbox folder in between classes.
  • Recordings from each week’s livestreaming session are available in case you miss a class or want to review a demo.

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Nathalie Frank (Anatomy Drawing Workshop, 2017)

I took the Spring 2013 Drawing Workshop and can highly recommend it. This is a great class for learning to observe and draw in a structured, yet playful and creative way. I was familiar with some of the ideas from Betty Edwards ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’, and I also met many new exercises and ways of approaching drawing. Mira is a gentle and supportive teacher, at the same time she is always stretching her students to try different methods and get beyond their self-imposed limits. By the end of the class, I noticed that my drawing had improved in ways that I hadn’t even realised!

Catherine Lupton (Drawing Workshop, 2013)

I really recommend these classes to open minded people. Here you will learn basics or enhance your already established skills in a non academic way. You can always grab a book and learn about how you “should” draw lights and shadows, but this is different. This is about approaching reality, breaking through your “standards” and creating something that, sometimes surprisingly, is always definitely interesting. If you are not afraid of what can get out of your pencil when you let it go, just come to this workshop: it is the right place for you!

Simone Brizzi (Drawing Workshop, 2013)

G Caruso’s watercolor workshop was excellent and my first online art workshop. I hadn’t worked with watercolor for many years and I was able to refresh my memory and learn new techniques each week. Each session was recorded on dropbox so I was able to reinforce my learning. Each participant was able to upload their projects and get positive feedback and suggestions. G is an organized, very experienced water-colorist and teacher who shares her passion for the medium. She cares about each student and their progress. The sense of community that developed was such a treat. I live in the USA and worked from my studio. There were students from four other countries. I signed up for another class immediately and hope online classes will continue to be offered.

Norma Bradley (Sketchbook Practice Workshop, 2020)

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