The JSS Continuing Education Program offers instruction in painting and drawing to the public of all ages, with no prior experience required. Students are welcome to enroll throughout the year.
The JSS CE Drawing Workshop is designed to transmit the most essential tools of drawing to students at all levels of experience and ability. Along with the live model, still life and portraiture, copying from the Masters is an integral part of the course of study. Slide lectures offer understanding of the elements shared by great drawings throughout the history of Western art. Observation of light and shade, geometry, materials and methods are emphasized in the studio. The knowledge gained from intensive practice combined with the serious atmosphere of a committed peer group provide the background for each individual student’s experience of confronting nature. The development of the fall and spring semesters culminates in an intensive month-long drawing project at the end of the year. The aim of this final project is to explore the various pictorial, anatomical, and perceptual data that are involved in realizing a large-scale figurative work, utilizing the knowledge and skills accumulated during the year of drawing in the studio.
The JSS CE Painting Workshop offers students an opportunity to explore materials and techniques of oil painting and the challenges of confronting nature with this medium. Emphasis is given to personal instruction and individual development. Students address still-life, landscape and the figure, with enrichment from slide lectures and critique. This intensive year-long program will greatly expand the student’s possibilities in approach to motif and proficiency with the essential tools of painting.
Schedule of Classes
Students can join the Continuing Studies Program at any time during the year. Applicants have the option of trying a single trial class at no charge.
Classes are available at the following days and hours:
Eldar Farber Coordinator of the Continuing Education Program and instructor of the Thursday evening drawing class. Studied at the Art Students’ League of New York; Alumnus of the Jerusalem Studio School. Solo and group exhibitions in Israel. Represented by Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Amir Rubin Instructor of the Wednesday evening drawing class. Studied history of art, music and sound. Alumnus of the Jerusalem Studio School. Exhibited in solo and group shows in Israel and abroad. His work is a number of private collections.
Sigal Tsabari Instructor of the Tuesday evening drawing and painting class. Studied at the Avni Institute with Israel Hershberg (1986-1989). Solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Sharon Etgar Instructor of the Monday evening drawing class in the Hall of Casts. Studied at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design. Alumnus of the Jerusalem Studio School. Exhibited in solo and group shows in Israel.
Ariel Berlatzky Instructor of the Monday evening drawing class in the Hall of Casts. Alumnus of the Jerusalem Studio School. Exhibited in group shows in Israel.