Jason Alden to open The Drawing Studio

BRATTLEBORO — In September The Drawing Studio is set to open in Brattleboro. Located in The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., The Drawing Studio will offer classes and workshops in traditional and experimental drawing practices and color theory and color mixing for painters. In addition to open, sunny work space The Drawing Studio also has a first-rate art library with windows overlooking the Whetstone Brook and a coffee/tea bar.

The founder, Jason Alden, has taught drawing and painting at the River Gallery School and privately for the last 10 years. The Drawing Studio is an effort to clarify, develop and share what he loves most about drawing and the communication of Art.

The website vermontdrawingstudio.com states: You already know how to draw, you just forgot. Drawing can be remembered as a natural, creative response to our experience of life and how we feel being here. Children draw and are world-makers when they do. As adults we tend to limit the aspiration of drawing to how much we can make our drawing look like the thing we are looking at: our friend, a landscape, the stuff on our coffee table, our face in the mirror. But drawing can be a way to understand and be in relationship with a subject, to become intimate with not only how it looks, but how it feels, what it communicates to us about itself. Drawing can be full of qualities beyond surface resemblance. It is a wide road and we arrive on it with a capacity for perception that we didn't know we had.

Alden is in the final build-out phase before the September opening.

He has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help with the costs of this project and to share the vision of the school. Watch the video in support of The Drawing Studio if you are inspired, and share it with others at kickstarter.com/projects/348777662/the-drawing-studio


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