Portrait Drawing

CLASS ID: 10B2C
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays, October 9-30, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Julie Erickson
Capturing the emotion, expression, and/or personality of someone is the biggest challenge and biggest reward of portrait drawing. We will learn to draw individual facial features, and then we will complete a full portrait from start to finish. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor. Must be knowledgeable in shading and basic drawing techniques.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 10BME
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 9:30-11:45 AM
** No Class October 14
Tuition: $72 Member/$93 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11BMD
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-25, 9:30-11:45 AM
Tuition: $96 Member/$124 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 10BMF
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 7-28, 12:45-3:00 PM
** NO CLASS 10/4
Tuition: $72 Member/$193 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11BME
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-25, 12:45-3:00 PM
Tuition: $96 Member/$124 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate


This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

CLASS ID: 10B2A
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, All Levels

Suzann Beck
Drawing your pet is easier than you think! Create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos with the forgiving medium of pastel pencils—they’re easy to control and easy to layer. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing to pastel paper, and how to build pet fur effects in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Bring a lunch.

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Elements and Principles of Design

CLASS ID: 10B6A
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, October 21 & 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $52 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

In this class you will learn the foundations of design. Instructor, Susan Hartzell Vannelli will discuss how to use your creative process to distill the principals you need to complete a piece of art. Sue will give demonstrations of each principle. Bring a sketchbook to take notes and practice. This class can be applied to all mediums.

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Open Drawing with Instructor

CLASS ID: 10B2D
Date/Time: Friday, October 25, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

CLASS ID: 11B2B
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 1:00-3:30
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond


CLASS ID: 8A2B
Date/Time: Monday, August 12, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

Attention all Drawing from the Paper Up and Portrait Drawing alumni! This is an opportunity to get away for some drawing time while honing your drawing skills. Students are to bring their own projects and supplies. Individualized instruction and critiquing by the instructor throughout the class. Open to alumni of any other drawing classes; must be knowledgeable in shading and basic drawing techniques.

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Learn to Draw!

CLASS ID: 10B2E
Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $16 Member/$20 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Kyle Frederickson
For anyone who has ever said they “can’t even draw a stick figure,” this class is for you. To understand drawing is not that complicated or scary. This will help you feel more comfortable with drawing. Many techniques and styles will be covered so you will be excited when the Pictionary game is brought out.

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Winter Squash in Colored Pencil

CLASS ID: 11B2C
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, November 1-22, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $88 Member/$112 Non-Member
Material Fee: $7 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond

This class is all about color and techniques specific to colored pencils. You will learn how to get vibrant greens, rich oranges and yellows using layering to build color. Our subject matter will be the winter squash. We will review the different types of pencils available and how the paper surface affects the drawing. Hands on instruction and individual attention provided as you work with the layering technique. Expect to complete a drawing. This class will be helpful for artists at any level.

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How to Draw Faces

CLASS ID: 11B2A
Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner and Beyond

Even if you’ve never drawn a face before, this class will give you a solid approach to drawing faces. If you have, there are lots of tips and details to help you capture your subject better. This workshop emphasizes placing and drawing the features of the face accurately, including:
• How to analyze light and shadow, and create a light effect.
• How to map the features of the face.
• Common errors in portrait drawing.
Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model.

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