Panel Discussion and Book Launch
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Free and open to the public
Program starts at 7pm (Seating opens at 6:30)
Reception to follow
Phyllis Harriman Gallery
Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Roundtable Discussion on the Art of Drawing,
featuring the artists:
Moderated by James L. McElhinney
The Visual Language of Drawing:
Lessons on the Art of Seeing
Published in September 2012, The Visual Language of Drawing features the insights of 15 current and former Art Students League instructors. This stunning volume reassesses the art of drawing not as a technique, but as the essential grammar of all visual thinking.
In an illuminating introductory essay, James L. McElhinney punctures the myth that learning to draw is something for experts only, and presents methods for making, appreciating, and teaching drawing. The 15 contributors then offer a broad range of stylistic approaches and methodologies, accompanied by examples of their own and their students' artwork. A final section of basic exercises, along with information on materials, techniques, and resources, completes this inspirational study.
The Visual Language of Drawing is edited by Mr. McElhinney, who previously edited the League book Classical Life Drawing Studio (2010). Library Journal called Classical Life Drawing Studio a "landmark volume recommended for every serious art student and art collection," and awarded the work a "Best Book of 2010" in the category of Art Instruction.