Cheating at Perspective with John Roman
Saturday, May 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, $125.
A one-day workshop based on the Artists Magazine feature article written by John Roman.
Class size is limited to 12 people.
Artists are aware modern-day “perspective” drawing was discovered during the years of the Renaissance (1435-1550AD). What’s not as well known, however, is the fact that countless Renaissance artists were intimidated by the geometry and mathematics associated with “technical” perspective drawing…so, they practiced a form of approximate perspective in their paintings and drawings.
This one-day workshop will introduce you to seeing the three dimensions around you as well as quick ways to draw convincing perspective. Based on principles first conceived by the artists of the Renaissance, we will experiment with ways to capture depth in our art without the dry, technical rules most of us associate with perspective.
John Roman has been teaching Perspective Drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design since 1993. He is also the author of The Art of Illustrated Maps (Simon & Schuster/HOW Books, 2015), and an award-winning illustrator (website below). He has written for Communication Arts magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Professional Artist and Print magazine. Roman’s article, “Urban Sketchers and Plein-Aire Painters: Descendants of The Renaissance,” appeared as a feature story in the November 2019 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.