Methodical Thinking Through Drawing

What is the Iparon Method?

In the safe environment of the class, the Iparon Method enhances observation skills using drawing.

The Iparon method uses two main tools:

  1. A cycle of Doing-and-assessing the next move.

  2. Shining a light on the decision-making process.

Since the process is individual, your drawing skill is not a factor, be it novice or advanced, because every person has their unique journey.

The class feels like some sports class—active, challenging, and mind-stretching.

For whom the Iparon Method is beneficial?

The Iparon Method is beneficial to everyone holding a pencil and remembering what they have just drawn.*

It is extremely useful for people who suffer from perfectionism, noticeable amounts of doubt, ADHD, and people that enjoy expanding their observation and creation tool kit.**

* For this point in time, the Iparon Method is not designed to accommodate toddlers and people with dementia.

** As much as I noticed while teaching. Clinical testing was yet to be done.

What can you expect to have at the end of the course?

  1. You will have better observation techniques.

  2. You will have more courage when facing discomfort that comes from personal growth.

  3. You will be able to explain better the tools you use.

  4. You will have the ability to draw better.

  5. And you might find new paths of creation.

Barak Ben Dov

I was born and raised in Israel; nowadays, I live in a lovely small town in the center of Germany.

I studied Art & Education at Beit Berel College; I was a video editor and teacher; I taught cinema, drawing, animation, and more. I worked in theater, was a technical assistant for artists, and had various other jobs.

I spend a great deal of my time observing and creating exercises in many fields.

Making the Iparon Method is my way of contributing what I have learned.

Example exercise

Flower 1

Flower 2

Flower 3

Flower 4

Flower 5

Flower - Supporting exercises

The Iparon method is mainly inspired by:

  1. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

  2. The Book of Tao, Tau Te Ching by Laozi translated to Hebrew from English by Nissim Amon

  3. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

  4. Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Arnold

  5. The one straw revolution, Natural farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

  6. Working as kitchen hand in Kindervatter

  7. Studying with Dorit Keder, Yoav Efrati, Avital Shmaryaho Israeli and many more great teachers

  8. Teaching the purple group B from A.D.Gordon Herzeliya year 2017

  9. Studying Contact Improvisation led with Marielle Gerke

  10. The processes of the Aboriginal Australians art making

  11. Spending a lot of time paying attention and observing

  12. Teaching in various frames and forms

  13. And many more.