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Student Spotlight: Dan Sheehan

Meet longtime Sharon Art Studio member and student Dan Sheehan.

Dan is an 82 year old native San Franciscan, married 50 years to a wonderful wife with three children. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 1966 San Francisco Art Institute. One year postgraduate work at Notre Dame de Namur in Art Therapy. One man photography show mid 1970’s. 40 years Postal Service. Retired 2007.

We recently interviewed Dan for our Student Spotlight series. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the questions!

Q: What’s the most difficult thing about figure drawing (or drawing in general)? What’s the most rewarding?

“Avoiding a sense of pointlessness, knowing that no one is particularly interested in your work yet continuing to draw or paint. Acknowledging that there are dead ends of explorations and finding new ones. Keep working your whole life. Once in a while you can surprise yourself. Continuing to draw and paint allows us to find our own voice and not aspire to be some other artist.” 

Interested in the world of figure drawing this summer?

Join us for "Life Drawing" with Liz Murray on Wednesday mornings from 3-5:30pm or Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9pm. Carlo Grunfeld is teaching "Working with the Figure on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12:30pm.

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