Join me this fall and let me share my knowledge, skills, and passion with you. In this class, we will explore the process of making drawings by using a wide range of media (charcoal being my favorite) and drawing techniques. I will present fundamental drawing concepts, demonstrate their application, and incorporate them into weekly assignments. By focusing on observational drawing and creative response to subject matter, you will develop and refine your hand-eye coordination and draw what you see.


This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those wanting to improve their drawing skills.


Tuesdays, 1–4 PM

September 22–November 10 (8 Weeks, 24 Total Hours of Instruction)


$275/295 (Includes Model One Day)


We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. This mimics, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. In this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, this format allows us to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building.


The technology to make this happen is quite simple. You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.


Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.


Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.


MATERIALS: 24" x 18" drawing pad; spiral-bound sketchbook, 9" x 12"; 2H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 5B pencils (set of six assorted #’s is great); several soft vine or willow charcoal; white pastels or white Conté crayon; Sanguine (Red or Brown) and black Conté crayons; white plastic, kneaded, and art gum erasers; pencil sharpener; tortillon (white rolled blending stump with pointed ends); 24" ruler; white and black charcoal pencils; one sheet of toned paper, black, brown or gray; soft cloth rags, such as old T-shirts, for blending Conté.


Optional: drawing board, 20" x 25" with clips; 24" x 18" newsprint pad.


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