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Adventures in Drawing


with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

This class explores basic drawing techniques and how to use a variety of drawing media: pencils, color pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, and pen & ink. The instructor will provide step-by-step instruction with demonstrations with each new technique. Students will do a number of studies and finished pieces using each media/technique.

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $133.00, paid every two weeks.

Anime Art Club


with Allison Parker

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Grades 5- 12

This class focuses on the Japanese originated comic style of Manga and Anime drawings. During the duration of the course, students will learn the basics of rendering multiple styles of generic anime figures, known characters and, eventually, will be able to create their own original character. Students will learn the rules of proportions and characterized anatomy, pen and ink techniques, and coloring processes. This class will provide a safe and creative space for young artists to experiment within their chosen illustrative styles. All skill levels are welcome! 

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $138.00, paid every two weeks.

Mixed Media Drawing

Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Grade 6- Adult

Our new Mixed Media class builds upon a foundation of drawing, while expanding the possibilities with a multitude of mediums. Students will learn how to create varying degrees of line width using pen & ink; while also being introduced to brush pens -- creating smooth, flowing energetic lines. A world of color, texture and composition will be explored, using techniques from printmaking, painting and even textiles!  Students are encouraged to explore processes such as collage and abstraction.  All skill levels and ages are welcome!

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $149.00, paid every two weeks.

Portrait Drawing - Online


with Allison Parker

Calendar Sep 12, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

9th Grade - Adult

In this dynamic online portrait class, students will learn how to complete a portrait commission from start-to-finish.  We will begin with proportion studies and measurements of the head, and then learn how to simplify features into light and shadow shapes to create an accurate likeness.  Students will first learn how to analyze and study portrait strategies from a master work of art, followed by live zoom sessions drawing from a live model.  Each student will work independently outside of class to complete a "commission" from a photograph, learning the process of completing a professional portrait from start to finish.  This will include pricing, contracts, meeting deadlines, and how to involve a client in your process.  All levels are welcome, and this class is a fun introduction from beginners as well as a way for more advanced artists to polish their skills!  Demonstrations will be drawing-based, however students may choose to draw or paint depending on skill level.

Introduction to the Zentangle Method of Drawing


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Sep 19, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Grade 9- Adult

The Zentangle Method of Art is an easy to learn art form that is FUN and RELAXING! Beautiful images can be created by drawing structured patterns. As you become engrossed in the process, your focus becomes, “Zen” like and relaxed, resulting in individually unique masterpieces.  Students must complete this class or have previous Zentangle experience before taking, Working With Tan Tiles."

This workshop may transition to online if the need arises.

Mandala Magic Workshop


with Roslyn Eitel

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 1 pm

9th Grade to Adult

Mandalas are circle drawings that are very relaxing to create. The radial and repetitive nature helps focus the mind, enabling concentration and lets creativity flow. During this workshop, students will learn how to draw a radial mandala. Drawing and coloring their mandala will help with mindfulness & bring a sense of peace & relaxation. Students will work on one mandala with different options for coloring. The final piece will be framed & ready to display.

Zentangle- Working with Tan Tiles


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Grade 9- Adult

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Zentangle Method of Drawing

This class will be a continuation of the Zentangle Method of Drawing.  Students will explore the tan or Renaissance tiles using black and brown ink; white gel pens, and white charcoal.  Please bring your graphite pencil, black pens, etc., from the first class.  The additional new materials will be provided with class fee.

This class may transition online if the need arises.

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