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Drawing, Pastels & Multimedia

If you love pastels, but hate the dust and fixatives, this is the medium for you. It’s a cleaner way to do pastels with softer, more…
Work on basic drawing skills and techniques from life, photos and imagination. Elements of composition, harmony, value and color will be discussed. Add color to your…
Learn to draw the human figure from the live model. This course is intended for the very beginner to the more advanced student. Learn to draw…
Drawing from life and/or photographs, learn simple time tested methods of constructing a portrait:  proportions, planar-structure, surface anatomy with line and value. You will learn how…
Learn the proven fundamental methods to draw accurately. You will be introduced to over 50 sequential steps that, if followed correctly, will develop skills essential to…
All levels are welcome. Learn and explore: pastel application, layering of color, composition principles, underpainting techniques, and drawing foundation. Bring photo references.
Begin by recognizing picture plane, negative and positive space, boundaries, shapes and using a view finder. Learn to “see” and interpret what you are seeing and…
Continuation of from Still Life #1. You will make a still life drawing, applying your new knowledge and techniques in rendering using light and dark values…
Learn the basics of working in pencil and  charcoal. We will emphasize shapes, light and dark, placement, textures, composition, etc. Interesting and unusual subjects. Lots of…
A vibrant medium! We will create colorful art of various subjects using hard and soft pastels—even pastel pencils. Working on toned pastel or charcoal paper. Great…
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