Michael Strauss


Art-Related Classes

Mind and Hand, Making Art
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Drawing and Painting
Beginning in March, 2022
Saturdays, 10 a.m., EST (USA)

Drawing and Painting du Jour
Saturdays, October 9th - 30th, 10am–noon ET
Members: $60 Non-Members: $90
A Zoom-based OLLI class with museum visits, themed sessions on various artists, films, open studio drawing/painting, sharing and critiques. This class is capped at 30 and is filling fast!
To enroll, visit this OLLI page and scroll to "Drawing and Painting du Jour."

Practices on the Crossroads of Art and Meditation
Saturdays, June 5-26, 9-11 a.m.. REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 26, 2021
» See class description, materials list, and registration link.
Offered by OLLI at UVM.

Drawing for the Terrified
A ZOOM online class: Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This class is currently filled, but a new cycle may likely repeat by May 15, 2020. If you are interested, contact me by email (see email contact information in this website). Class size is limited to about 12. First come, first served.

The Drawing Club (Drawings du Jour)
A ZOOM online drawing/sharing session: Time to be Determined in late April or early May. This will be a guided drawing session of a still life or figurative subject, followed by class sharing and a critique. That will be followed by sharing and discussion of previous work by attendees. Enrollment is first come, first served. Send an email to sign up and you will be contacted about the date. (See Contact in the top menu.) Size will be limited to about 10. Join with your own materials (graphite, charcoal, ink, paper, etc.)

Drawing for the Terrified in North Hero this Summer!
Saturday July 13, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with a break for lunch on your own)
Cost: $70. which includes a $20 materials fee
For ages 16 and up
Location: North Hero Methodist Church Conference Room, Rt 2, North Hero, Vt.
Join Burlington artist Michael Strauss in this collaborative class for beginners and those with a little drawing experience. You will learn how to use graphite, charcoal and ink, how to create the illusion of light and depth in a drawing, as well as the basics of composition. We will also explore eye- hand coordination, how remembered images affect our drawings, as well as how self judgement can impede the drawing process. The class will be a fun, pleasant shared experience with lots of feedback from the instructor.
Register at Island Arts or contact adehner100@gmail.com with questions.

Drawing for the Terrified Introductory Workshop
Saturday March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with a lunch break)
At the Davis Studio in South Burlington, VT
Register at the Davis Studio Website

Drawing for the Terrified, Class Series One
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 3 to 24
Register and read more info at the Davis Studio Website

Drawing for the Terrified, Class Series Two
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 1 to 22
Register and read more info at the Davis Studio Website

Mindfulness in Drawing
May 2 and 12 from 9 am to noon
Across Roads Center for the Arts,
317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, Vermont, Register at grangehallcc@gmail.com

Drawing for the Terrified
The Davis Studio, So. Burlington, VT
April 5,12, and 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, 2018
For details and to register go to:
https:/davisstudiovt.com/ or contact me at michael.strauss@uvm.edu

Drawing for the Terrified
The Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Rd, So. Burlington, VT. Offered through Osher Life Long Learning (UVM Continuing Education), Tuesdays, May 1-22 (four classes), 2018. Register: OLLI at UVM

Mindfulness in Drawing, a short interactive presentation, Hillel, UVM, June 18, 2018. Contact michael.strauss@uvm.edu for further information.

Drawing with Mindfulness (Shape Consciousness, Memory and Mark Making)
A one-day workshop, Saturday, June 23, 9:30-4:00 PM, 2018 at the T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont. For further information go to: https://www.twwoodgallery.org/

Drawing and Mindfulness, (Shape Consciousness, Memory and Mark Making)
Two Morning Workshops (9:30-noon each day), Island Arts, North Hero, VT, September 5 and 12, 2018. For further information, contact michael.strauss@uvm.edu

Davis Studio - Drawing for the Terrified, September through December, a weekly class. Go to the Davis Studio website for details and to register.

Previously Offered

"Making Thought Visible"

"Drawing as a Way of Knowing"

"Writing and Drawing to Learn Across the Curriculum"

"Learning to Draw and Drawing to Learn Science"

"Drawing as a Way of Knowing" (Honors section)