Workshop: Figure Drawing for Draftsmen and Painters

Ridgewood, NJ. Rebecca J. Leer, oil painter announced today that she is instructing the East Studio Workshop Intensive “Figure Drawing for Draftsmen and Painters” on July 13, 2013, 9 AM – 4 PM at the Ridgewood Art Institute 12 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ. Contact Rebecca Leer at to register (request a supply list). The cost is $120 plus $20 model fee.



Rebecca Leer is an award-winning painter (one of Twelve Artists to Watch in 2012, featured in American Artist Magazine, Dec/Jan 2012). Ms. Leer's work ( has been selected for prestigious juried exhibits by nationally recognized associations, including the Hudson Valley Artists' Association, the New York Society of Illustrators, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators (Silver Medal), and the Washington D.C. Society of Illustrators (Honorable Mention). Her art work is part of the permanent collection at the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia. Ms. Leer was awarded the Land of Enchantment Book Award for her illustrations and has created works for a wide variety of clients, including Scholastic Books, Alfred A. Knopf, Children's Television Network, the Washington Post, and Apple Computers. Ms. Leer is the Curator for the Permanent Collection at the Ridgewood Art Institute where she is on the Board of Trustees. She has taught young artists in a variety of venues, most recently in Summer Workshops in British Columbia.

Artwork © 2013 Rebecca Leer. All rights reserved.



Figure Drawing

                   for Draftsmen and Painters

East Studio Workshop Intensive

Rebecca Leer instructs

July 13, 2013


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


(plus $20 model fee)

Please request supply list upon registration

This workshop will be concerned with developing skills of

observation used in both drawing and painting of the figure

from life. We will concentrate on seeing the gesture first. Careful

observation of the relationship of line, form, and value will be

stressed to achieve the pose and character of the model. The

morning begins with quick poses, increasing in time to one long

pose in the afternoon.

Rebecca Leer has exhibited extensively, and was featured as

One of Twelve Artists to Watch in 2012 by American Artist

Magazine. She has been awarded and honored by organizations

such as the Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Artist Association,

American Artists Professional League, New York Society of

Illustrators, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, and the Oil

Painters of America. She is an instructor at the Ridgewood

Art Institute.

“Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw.

But one who draws well can always paint.”  Arshile Gorky