Jane Rosen Drawing Workshop


Instructor Profiles

Jane Rosen and Stephanie Lie. Photo by Richard Whittaker.

Jane Rosen lived, worked, and exhibited in New York for twenty years. In 1989 she moved to a horse ranch in San Gregorio, California. She has taught art at a number of colleges and universities since 1978 including the School of Visual Arts in New York, the University of California at Davis, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she currently teaches a method of drawing based on the sculptor's way of seeing. A book is in progress entitled "Seeing Through Touch." Please see her resume for a more complete history of her teaching and exhibition experience.

More instructor bios will be added when another workshop is scheduled.

Photo by Richard Whittaker.

In a letter written from Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, 1888:

"If you study Japanese art, you see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time how? In studying the distance between the earth and the moon? No. In studying the policy of Bismarck? No. He studies a single blade of grass. But this blade of grass leads him to draw every plant and then the seasons, the wide aspects of the countryside, then animals, then the human figure. So he passes his life, and life is too short to do the whole."