Professor David Brody, Professor of Painting and Drawing

Professor David Brody
  • University of Washington in Seattle
  • Yale University
If you're like most of my students at the University of Washington, it's likely that when you think about "learning to draw" you’re thinking about being able to do this: get the proportions right; get the things to sit on the table; maybe even draw a group of figures...from your imagination.

Professor David Brody has been a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington in Seattle since 1996. He did undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College and received his graduate degree in painting from Yale University in 1983. Professor Brody has lectured or been a visiting critic at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Chicago, Harvard University, Capital Normal University in Beijing, and the China Art Academy in Hangzhou.

Professor Brody’s paintings and drawings have been shown in close to 100 exhibitions in the United States and Europe. These include solo shows at Gallery NAGA in Boston, the Esther Claypool Gallery in Seattle, Gescheidle in Chicago, and Galeria Gilde in Portugal. His work has also been shown at the ARCO Art Fair in Madrid, the RipArte Art Fair in Rome, the Trevi Flash Art Museum, the FAC Art Fair in Lisbon, and Art Chicago in the United States.

Professor Brody’s work has been published and written about in two monographs and in many articles and reviews. Art in America concluded, “A highly intelligent artist … Brody is absolutely serious about technique. An emphasis on fine drawing, delicate surfaces, and careful considerations of color and light informs all his pictures.”

Professor Brody has received numerous awards. He’s been both a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow, received the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting, and was awarded Royalty Research Fund grants and Milliman Endowment for Faculty Excellence awards at the University of Washington.

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12 Courses and Sets

  1. How to Draw Sale

    How to Draw

    David Brody
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    Experience the joy of drawing—an art anyone can learn—in this brilliantly designed course by a celebrated artist and teacher, and learn to draw your own landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more. These 36 in-depth lessons help you build a complete set of drawing skills in a step-by-step, detailed manner, developing your ability to draw what you see from observation and invent whole worlds from your...
  2. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Draw Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Learn how to read the world with your eyes—and capture its beauty with your hands—in this engaging two-course set. First, in Visual Literacy Skills: How to See, take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color. Then, in How to Draw, journey step by step through all the key elements that, taken...
  3. (Set) How to Draw & Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance Set

    (Set) How to Draw & Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Gain a new appreciation for both art and one of the greatest artists in history with this two-course set. First, uncover your hidden talents with How to Draw, which taps into everyone’s artistic skills with some practical tips and advice. Then, delve into the life and masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance to get an exclusive tour of his works and processes.
  4. (Set) How to Play Piano & How to Draw Set

    (Set) How to Play Piano & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Tap into your artistic side with this two-course set. If you have always wanted to take up the piano, but never knew where to start, begin with the 36 lessons of How to Play Piano. And discover that drawing is an art anyone can learn with the 36 lessons of How to Draw.
  5. (Set) How to Draw & How to Look at and Understand Great Art Set

    (Set) How to Draw & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of art from creation to appreciation with this two-course set. Start by unleashing a talent you never knew you possessed with How to Draw, learning step-by-step the fundamental techniques that anyone can use. Then gain the visual and interpretive knowledge you need to approach great artworks and find their deeper meanings with How to Look at and Understand Great Art.
  6. (Set) How to Draw & How Colors Affect You Set on sale

    (Set) How to Draw & How Colors Affect You

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $373.00 Starting at $78.90 $484.90 $78.90$484.90
    Embrace your inner artist as you tap into your potential with this two-course set on drawing and color. First, learn techniques and fundamentals to unleash your inner artist with How to Draw. Then, explore the fascinating world of color, what it means, and how you can use it with How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals.
  7. (Set) Playing Guitar like a Pro & How to Draw Set

    (Set) Playing Guitar like a Pro & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Tap into your creative side with this two-course set. Gain new insight and a lifelong appreciation for your favorite music with Playing Guitar like a Pro: Lead, Solo, and Group Performance. Then shift creative gears and learn to draw your own landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more with How to Draw.
  8. (Set) How to Draw & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) How to Draw & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Certain characteristics of art transcend the medium. With this two-course set including How to Draw and Fundamentals of Photography, you’ll learn how to look at your subject in a whole new way, as well as key insights into how to use light, negative space, and more that help you create both amazing sketches and photographs.
  9. (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & How to Draw Set

    (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Embrace your creative side with this artistic two-course set. Discover that you truly can learn to play a musical instrument, regardless of your age or experience, with Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos. Then, learn to apply the same fundamental principles that professional artists routinely use in their drawings with How to Draw.
  10. (Set) How to Paint & How to Draw Set on sale

    (Set) How to Paint & How to Draw

    David Brody
    Save up to $503.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Learn how fundamental art skills can be learned and refined with this two-course set. Dive into the colorful world of canvas and master an infinitely adaptable form of artistic expression with How to Paint. And then, hone your details and precision skills with dynamic and comprehensive training through How to Draw.
  11. (Set) How to Draw & The World’s Greatest Paintings Set

    (Set) How to Draw & The World’s Greatest Paintings

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Great paintings challenge us to understand them, but all great paintings start with the ability to draw. If you don’t think you have a talent for art, this two-course set is designed to show you differently. Start with learning How to Draw, to gain practical and useful art skills, and then learn how to apply them through appreciation in The World’s Greatest Paintings.
  12. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & How to Draw Set

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Bring science and art together with this two-course set. Join a world class birding expert and discover the joys of birding with The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America. Then, tap into your creativity with dynamic and comprehensive training in art with How to Draw.