Afternoon Seminars: Gail Standish Ward

2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England

 Afternoon Seminars & Workshops

FC-05 Sketching Workshop – “The Virtues of Beauty and Truth: Sketching in the World of CS Lewis”

Gail Standish Ward

I read recently that if you can sign your name the same way more than once, you can draw. Having taught well over 300 students to draw, I can tell you that this is true. Have you noticed that the very first words of the Scripture are “In the beginning God created…”?  We are made to create beauty and truth and to find great joy in the process. Our time together in these two beautiful cities will foster that joy. Workshops will include a time of learning how to see and draw the way artists do, and then lots of time to sketch. This workshop is designed for all skill levels from total beginners to professionals. You will be provided with basics like a sketchbook and some drawing pencils ($18.00 materials fee), but there are also very good art supply stores in both cities if you want to paint.

gailstandishwardresizeGail Standish Ward — Visual Artist, Writer. She trained as both an art historian and visual artist at Vanderbilt University and earned a Master’s degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt. Having taught art classes for high school students for 20 years, she shares a studio space with Franklin Creative Suites Franklin, Tennessee, a spot where writers, photographers, designers, and other artists rent affordable studio space. In addition, she teaches writing workshops and cooking classes, and can be spotted on the hit TV series, Nashville.