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Drawing Animal Portraits

April 8, 2020
Nicole Troup by 9:15am, Return by 2:45pm

Nicole Troup will teach students how to draw pets in graphite pencil from start to finish. As a successful commissioned pet portrait artist, Troup can teach the fundamental skills needed to draw an animal portrait through demos and step-by-step instruction. Students are asked to bring in a photo reference of their dog or cat. (Head shot preferred). If you don’t have a pet, but would still like to take the class, Troup will bring in photo references for free use or you may bring in your own photo of a dog or cat. Art principles taught will cover pencil technique, blocking in, proportions, fur technique, blending, contrast and more.  Call for materials list, and bring lunch!


Combining Watercolor Pencil and Colored Pencil: Windmill at Sunset

April 10, 2020
Amy Lindenberger by 10:00am, Return by 3:00pm

Colored pencil can be a time-consuming medium, but incorporating watercolor pencil as a base can speed up the process significantly. Learn to create wet-in-wet flat and graded washes as a base and wet-on-dry washes to build shape, then add detail with regular colored pencil to produce a softer, more impressionistic look not usually associated with colored pencil. PLEASE CALL EARLY FOR MATERIALS LIST!


Nantucket Style Vase or Open Weave

April 13, 2020
Susan Matson by 6:30am, Return by 9:30pm

A real attention-grabber, this basket gets its striking good looks from the unique, sometimes mottled, appearance of dyed cane, combined with a continuous twill weaving pattern.  The basket begins on a wooden base, uses an attached glass vase as a mold, and is finished with a one-piece “snap” or “cheater” rim (no lashing involved!).  Students will have two choices of weaver color, and also a choice of twill patterns—simple to complex.  Unlike the image, our baskets will have natural-colored bases, stakes, and rims.  Vases will be 4” in diameter, and students can choose from heights of 6”h, 9”h, or 10½”h.  Please tell desired vase height when registering.  All skill levels welcome.  Open Weave: Is there a basket you’ve been wanting to make?  One (or more?) you need to complete?  Join us for this open weave session!  Help, encouragement, instruction, and coaching will be provided in whatever combination you need.  There is no materials fee unless the instructor provides something for you. Materials Fee, payable to instructor for the Nantucket-style vase: 6” high vase-$45, 9” high vase-$52, 10½” high vase-$56.