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Focus on the Figure, a Drawing Workshop with Mimi Herbert

Focus on the Figure, a Drawing Workshop with Mimi Herbert

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  • Fri 16 Mar ’12, 5:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sat 17 Mar ’12, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 18 Mar ’12, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei


All Ages

This intensive workshop will focus on drawing the form and motion of the figure, considering drawing method, technique and composition.

The Quarry Arts Centre is delighted to host this workshop with international artist and tutor Mimi Herbert. With masses of professional tutoring experience and a structured teaching method, this workshop is guaranteed to produce wonderful results which, most importantly, stay with all participants after the course is over.

Mimi Herbert:
Mimi Herbert’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, The American University, Washington D.C., and in private collections in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and El Salvador.

Mimi has lived, worked and studied in the USA and overseas. In Indonesia from 1990 to 1995, she conducted research and field work in West Java for her book, Voices of the Puppet Masters: The Wayang Golek Theater of Indonesia, published by the Lontar Foundation, Jakarta and the University of Hawai’i Press in North America in 2002. Her drawings appear in the book. She has lived and worked in India, Pakistan, Haiti, Brazil, El Salvador and New Zealand.

She has received the following awards and fellowships: Create Here Career Advancement MakeWork Grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, 1999; Fellowship Department of Fine Arts, American University, Washington D.C., 1982-83; Departmental Prize for Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, American University, 1982; First Prize for Sculpture All India Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1963; Fulbright Traveling Fellowship for study of art in, Baroda, India, 1960-61; Ford Foundation Fellowships for study at the University of Pennsylvania, South Asia Regional Studies, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1959-60 and 1960-61; United States Government Grants for Language Study (Hindi) 1959-60 and 1960-61; Maintenance Grant awarded by the Department of South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania,1958; Syracuse University Tuition Scholarships; a Banos Scholarship, Syracuse University, 1954-58; Jewish City Women Maintenance Award for Needy Woman Students, Syracuse, New York, 1955.

She received a Master of Fine Arts, American University, Washington D.C. 1983; studied drawing with the Spanish drawing master, Benjamin Saul, in San Salvador, El Salvador, 1976-78; studied in the graduate sculpture program at the University of California, Berkeley, 1962-64; received a Master of Arts, in South Asia Regional Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Special Area: Indian Art History) 1958-61; and a Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse University, School of Speech and Dramatic Art (Special Area: Theater) 1954-58.

Mimi Herbert has taught drawing at Trinity College in Washington D.C., and at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Virginia.

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