Learn How to Draw at hob’art gallery in Hoboken

Most people go bonkers when there is a power outage or cell tower problem. Recall what happened just a few years ago after Hurricane Sandy?

Well one fun skill to have when your social network goes down – is the ability to draw cool stuff with just paper and pencil! Check it out over at the Monroe Center starting next week. Classes are dirt cheap too!

Dragon in the Sky Frank Pariso

Frank Pariso: Drawing Classes for Adults

Illustrator Frank Pariso will be hosting a new weekly class at the hob’art cooperative gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey’s Monroe Center for the Arts. “Learning How To Draw” will be held every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on September 10. The September 10 class will be free; there will be a $20 fee for each future class.

Students will be taught the fundamentals of drawing with graphite or charcoal in a laid-back, noncompetitive atmosphere. They will learn how to properly use materials, measure proportions, and render objects using light and shadow. Pariso will also teach the difference between working from a still life and from a photograph. Most importantly, students will have fun and socialize while creating art.

Frank Pariso is an illustrator from New Jersey whose work can best be described as “imaginative realism.” His inventive characters ranging anywhere from wild animals to dinosaurs. Pariso works primarily in acrylic paint, but also uses watercolor, oil paint, and other materials.

Formed in 2002, hob’art gallery is Hoboken’s only artists’ collective. In addition to exhibiting contemporary art of the highest standard, hob’art also hosts workshops, critiques, film nights, artist talks, and other community events. hob’art is run by its officers and members, and is located in gallery E208 at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe Street, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Additional information is available at http://hob-art.org/. Free parking is available in the back of the building on Jackson Street.