Fred Bendheim
The Dynamics of Composition: Principles a nd Practice
June 4-8
Monday–Friday\, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $410
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students


This workshop is for students of all levels who wish to le arn the history and principles of visual composition\, and to explore these ideas in their own work. We will work in a variety of media to explore the basics\, the subtleties and the excitement of creative work in drawing\, p ainting and collage. Students will learn about the differences in composing for figurative and for abstract work\, and about the “key points” on the p icture plane. Students will learn that composition is crucial to visual des ign\, but that it is not necessarily a static set of rules\; rather\, compo sition is adaptable to the intentions of the artist. Students will be encou raged to find their own solutions in their art through practical help and w ith group critiques. 


Fred Bendheim has had exhibitions at the Muse um of Arts and Design\, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\, the Nation al Gallery of Costa Rica\, Istituto Veneto di Scienze\, Lettere ed Arti\, V enice\, Italy\, the Plotkin Museum\, Denise Bibro Fine Art\, the Arsenal Ga llery\, Bradley International Airport\, McGrath Galleries\, the Brooklyn Pu blic Library\, Mayo Center for Humanities and Simon Liu Gallery. Commission s include sculptures for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and paintings for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. In addition to his paintings and sculptures\, Mr. B endheim is known for his drawings\, public art\, collages\, and illustratio ns. He has written many articles about art for the British journal\, The Lancet. He teaches art in New York City.

LOCATION:The Art Students League of NY - School\,215 West 57th Street \nNew York\, NY 10019 SUMMARY:The Dynamics of Composition: Principles and Practice\, Fred Bendhei m END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR