Guests are welcomed into the studio with a glass of wine, classical music, and a warm and peaceful ambiance. I allocate around 5-10 minutes for us to introduce ourselves and mingle a little bit before beginning with the workshop. I first talk a little bit about the organization and present a few drawing and observation concepts that will guide participants in the drawing exercise that occurs afterward. About an hour and a half is designated for the drawing exercise. After finishing the drawing, participants paint it with watercolors. Once the painting is done, participants hang out in the space, which includes an outdoor patio, a balcony, and a fountain. All drawings and paintings are taken home by the participants as souvenirs. On some occasions, musician friends might come to visit the space after we're done with the painting to play some live bohemian music in the patio.
I am the founder of Eres, a non-profit organization based in Puerto Rico whose mission is to ensure that people have greater well-being by liberating their creativity from those invisible chains that frustrate its natural expression. Passionate about social change, art, music, cooking, and nature, I am a former public defender turned entrepreneur and artist who feels immense joy in sharing my space and knowledge with others.
The workshop will be held in my beautiful studio in 1752 Calle Loiza. Surrounded by plants, an outdoor patio with a fountain, and two balconies, the studio is a perfect place to relax, yet it is just around the corner from all the delicious restaurants and funky bars in Calle Loiza.
This workshop is designed for people who cannot draw at all - people with no skills and who are skeptical about their potential drawing ability. The teaching method shows students that all humans know how to draw, but old habits of seeing interfere with that ability and block it.
Sip & Draw in an Artist's Studio