Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® is an approach developed by Dr. Betty Edwards. Published as a similarly titled book, it has sold more than 2.5 million copies and translated into thirteen languages.
Dr Betty Edward’s method has enabled millions of people around the world to learn to draw. In a short span of 5 days, students learn to master a skill previously thought impossible – the skill of drawing.
– Los Angeles Times
“Aren’t they amazing? At the beginning, these people didn’t look as though they had much artistic ability.. But only a few days later, everybody could really draw!” – Carol Dweck, renowned Stanford University psychologist, in her bestseller, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
“Apart from the drawing, .. it gave me the sense of “growth” so important to happiness.” – Gretchen Rubin, NY Times Best-selling author of The Happiness Project
“When I looked at the drawing – finally seeing it as a whole – I was shocked. I was looking at myself – unmistakably. The initial surprise gave way quickly to exhilaration. It made me realize, for the first time, how much I had always wanted to draw.” – Tony Schwartz, reporter and columnist for The NY Times, in The Art Of The Mind: How I Learned To Draw, New York Magazine
And as you learn to draw, you will learn to see in a different way that will require that you use your brain differently.
If you think you can’t draw and would like to learn. If you want to discover a new way of seeing things. If you want to understand how your brain handles visual information. Or, if you simply want to learn something new.
Then this course is for you.
Dr. Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach. She received her doctorate from UCLA in art, education and the psychology of perception. Dr. Edwards’ method of drawing and teaching was revolutionary when she published Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain in 1979, based in part on her understanding of neuroscience, especially the cerebral hemisphere research. Her book received an immediate positive response, with more than 2.5 million copies sold and is the world’s most widely used drawing instruction book till today.
Since Betty Edwards’ retirement in 1998, Brian Bomeisler (Edwards’ son) has been leading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® workshops worldwide. He has taught alongside Edwards since 1988, and has also been an instructor at the New York Academy of Art for a number of years.