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All-inclusive program package to include:

  • Tuition
  • Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Signature classes and wellness offerings
Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.

Program Description

For many of us, drawing can be a mysterious or inaccessible process reserved for a "talented" few. Dr. Betty Edwards' groundbreaking Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain debunked this myth—anyone can learn how to draw, and draw well.

Join painter and printmaker Lisbeth Firmin for an intensive immersion in demonstrations and studio exercises that pack a semester-long art course into five days. You will develop the perceptual skills you need to draw with confidence, whether you are new to the medium or wish to expand your capabilities.

You will explore:

  • The relationship of drawing and creativity to specialized functions of the right- and left-brain hemispheres and to ways of connecting to a new way of seeing
  • A carefully sequenced process designed to unveil your ability to capture life as you see it, and strategies to produce skilled drawings
  • Tips on how to shift your perception and see light, depth, dimensions, and proportions to better capture what inspires you.

You will return home with a new, enhanced way of seeing the world around you and strategies you can continue to develop to capture what inspires you in ways you never thought possible.

Presented by

  • Lisbeth FirminAbout Lisbeth Firmin |Painter, printmaker, and drawing teacher
    Lisbeth Firmin is a full-time painter and printmaker known for her urban landscapes. She is an accredited teacher of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards. She has been teaching for more than 25 years.

Why Attend

    Tap into the creative power and inner freedom of your brain with life-changing techniques to develop or improve your drawing skills.

    Learn a technique that has helped millions of people around the world learn to draw since it was launched in 1979.

    Whether you've never considered yourself to be creative or you are an established artist, you will be inspired to create and delve into the joyful art of drawing.

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Materials List

Included in your tuition: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook; Ms. Firmin will have these to hand out on the first day.

Please bring the following materials to class:
  • Two sketchbooks for drawing: the Strathmore Series 400 Drawing 9 x 12 and 11 x 14 (brown cover with drawing of a girl on the front) are a good bet. You want good, heavyweight drawing paper.
  • Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Graphite Sticks: 4B (Ms. Firmin will have extras of these.)
  • Optional: A support of some sort for the drawing tablets: a drawing board, foam core, anything that will give the sketchbook a support.
  • Several erasers including a kneaded eraser.
*It is often very difficult to procure drawing tools once the class begins, so try to have a complete set of tools when you arrive for the first class meeting.
Suggested Reading
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

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