Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 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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Fundamentals of Drawing

CLASS ID: 2T08 *new date
Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This class is ideal for artists who are beginning to draw, or intermediate artists who want to reinforce a good foundation for their drawing skills. In this class you will learn and practice fundamentals including line and tone, light and shadow values, techniques for comparative measuring, and developing good compositions. You will also learn how to render a drawing from start to finish with still life setups to fit individual skill levels. Bring a lunch for an hour break at noon.

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Let’s Draw!

CLASS ID: 2T11 This class is cancelled.
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, April 12 & 26, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Julie Erickson
Draw and learn with others in a relaxed group setting! This is a semi-independent class; instructor will offer individual suggestions to each student, based on the student’s skill level. Bring your favorite drawing projects or choose from images offered by instructor (still lifes, portraits, animals, flowers, landscapes, etc.). Hone your drawing skills while learning different techniques from the instructor and each other. Must have had previous beginning drawing instruction. Bring what supplies you have to the first class, and get suggestions to round out your collection.

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Drawing from the Paper Up

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, April 2 – 23, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Learn to Draw!

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 14 & 21, 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 that 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’re excited when the Pictionary game is brought out.

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Everyday Sketching

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 17 – 31, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

James Nutt
Join architect and constant sketcher James Nutt as he shares a method of creating art everyday and everywhere in the 10-30 minutes when life pauses. James will help you choose a constant carry art kit based on your art style and interest. Working small and working often will help to silence the inner art critic. This class will also help overcome the (perceived) roadblocks of not having enough time for art, a space for art, or time to plan that huge masterwork.

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Keys to Drawing

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, May 16 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Have fun learning the key elements of drawing or improving your drawing skills in order to make better paintings. We will learn about the papers and basic tools used, and create a beautiful landscape or skyscape with colored pencils, using the tonal layering technique.

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