Live Online Workshops

Live Online Workshops

1.Beginning Drawing

Monday & Wednesday| 3/30, 4/1, 4/6 and 4/8 | 9am – 11pm
This workshop will provide new artists with an overview of how to draw, what materials to use and what to draw. Students will develop a visual vocabulary when drawing in the online group. Instructor will give live demonstrations for students to follow along and ask questions.

The class activities will allow students to work on the following topics:

  • setting up subjects to draw
  • contour vs value drawing
  • site sizing and comparative drawing
  • lighting, and perspective

Supplies needed: sketchbook, 9×12″ or larger (any paper will do under lockdown) drawing pencils 2H, HB, B3, kneaded eraser, ballpoint pen
Instruction will include downloadable handout


2. Color Theory

Monday & Wednesday| 3/30, 4/1, 4/6 and 4/8 | 12– 2pm
This workshop will introduce students to a world of color. We will discuss the characteristics of color, the color wheel, color themes, and how to use it in your artwork. Students will also learn how to calibrate colors from the wheel to their mediums/color palettes. We will create 3-d forms into color themes using the concepts of light and value. Instructor will exhibit examples for students to follow along and ask questions.

The class activities will allow students to work on the following topics:

  • how to read a color wheel
  • understand how color relativity works in our art
  • create aerial perspective
  • how color expresses light

Supplies needed: any color medium you intend on using (colored pencil, watercolor, oil paints, pastels)
Instruction will include downloadable color wheel


3. Portraits Human or Other Animals

Monday & Wednesday| 3/30, 4/1, 4/6 and 4/8 | 2:30– 4:30pm
The theory behind drawing human, dog or horse is the same, it’s all about the form. We will begin this class learning measurements of the human head and how to accurately create each facial feature to put it all together. Students will develop a visual vocabulary when drawing in the online group. Instructor will give live demonstrations for students to follow along and ask questions.

The class activities will allow students to work on the following topics:

  • learn the measurements of the head
  • see the facial features in shapes
  • how to use comparative measuring and angles
  • artistic mark making, value shapes and edges
  • putting the head in perspective for 3/4 views

Supplies needed: sketchbook, 9×12″ or larger (any paper will do under lockdown) drawing pencils 2H, HB, B3, kneaded eraser, ballpoint pen
Instruction will include downloadable handout


4. Dynamic Symmetry

5. Color Relativity

6. Sketchbook Diary