If you enjoy doodling on napkins at dinner or have contemplated drawing the fedora-clad bear advertised in the back of magazines as an application for a supposedly legitimate art school, you are in luck.
John Taye, an artist whose work is featured in Boise Art Museum's permanent collection, will help aspiring artists hone their craft on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Taye will host BAM's Weekend Workshop: Drawing from the Collection, which utilizes the permanent collection as a basis for instruction on drawing from observation. The workshop will focus on foundations and technique while challenging students of all levels, from doodlers to drawing pros, to experiment.
The Boise State art instructor and professional artist will lend the expertise he acquired through 33 years of teaching. Taye's portfolio of still-life drawings, painted figures, rural Idaho landscapes and human form sculpture make the workshop's drawing-from-observation theme apparent.
Grab a pencil, head to BAM, and find your inner artist.