Basic Botanicals: Drawing Plants from the Ground Up

Date/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, August 21 & 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Vera Ming Wong
Explore the amazing world of plants! What role do plants occupy in your artwork? Your environment? Your life? Infuse plant colors, shapes and textures (adaptations to diverse and extreme environments) with deeper meaning and metaphor in your artwork. Delve into the significance of plant gesture, anatomy, behavior and diversity with natural science artist and illustrator Vera Ming Wong.

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

Date/Time: Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Learn the basics of creating fur effects in pastel pencil and create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos. The workshop will feature a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will learn how to draw an initial sketch and transfer it to pastel paper, and how to build fur in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
*No class August 27

Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
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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Pumpkins and Leaves in Doodles and Tangles

Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Tangling and doodling is a meditative drawing method that uses simple repetitive strokes to build patterns that are combined to make a small work of art. Anyone who can draw a straight line and a curve can learn to tangle. The process is very easy, relaxing and fun. If you have taken other zentangle inspired art classes, this class will expand on the possibilities by learning to make shapes. We will use stencils to create pumpkins and leaves and then fill them with doodles and designs. We will also make envelopes to match your drawings. Come and be surprised and delighted by the designs you create.

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Portrait Drawing

Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 22 – November 19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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.

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Drawing What You See

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 8 – 29, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Thomas E. Stewart
In this drawing class Tom will present some fundamental steps to drawing still lifes, landscapes, animals, portraits, and people in perspective. This will be an organic approach to drawing in perspective. One evening of class will be held outside. Weather permitting, we will work outside to introduce students to drawing landscapes. No drafting tools required. Drawing will be with pencil, charcoal, and paper. This class is a good stepping stone for Tom’s painting classes.

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Learn to Draw!

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, October 29 – November 5, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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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Sighting and Measuring

Date/Time: 6 Tuesdays, September 11 – October 16, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Susan Fair Lieber
This class provides instruction in observational drawing used by artists during the Renaissance. Students will explore 3 dimensional still-life drawing using classic sighting and measuring techniques. These include: gesture, ellipse, perspective, contour, line variation and value scale. Engage the mind, eyes, body and feelings to raise your awareness for drawing.

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PrismaColor Colored Pencils Candyscape Drawing

Date/Time: 3 Fridays, October 19 – November 2, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Susan Fair Lieber
Explore light, transparency and reflection with PrismaColor drawing pencils. These high pigmented, waxy, colored pencils are excellent for blending colors to draw radiant qualities of light in a candy composition. Drawing focuses on value scale, sensitive color application and composition. Enjoy the colored pencil medium as a new artistic expression.

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Design a Leather Shield

Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Sylvia Benson
Using oil pastels and parchment paper (representing leather), design a shield with shapes and feathers. Draw animals that are inspired by the tradition of Native American storytelling which will be read and discussed during the class.

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