The ABC’s of Art are in the Drawing Medium

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“It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover, to your surprise, that you have rendered something in its true character.”

– Camille Pissarro

For the Winter semester, I will be teaching a “Beginning Drawing” at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn studio in Glen Echo, Maryland.The drawing class is designed for beginning and intermediate students where students will learn how to use many drawing mediums such as charcoal, pencils, pen and ink, and colored pencils to create dynamic drawings. Demos of all types of line-contour, gesture, variable and hatched lines will be presented. Art themes such as still life, landscape, studies and images from your own inspiration will be covered.

In a drawing class, not much tools are needed. One mainly needs a sketch book, pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener to en ter the wonderful drawing world. I make sure in my classes to emphasize on the importance of the study of proportion, shading, line making, perspective, contour + gesture line marks and most importantly on enhancing the student’s visual abilities through many visual and cognitive exercises that open up one’s eyes and brain to better drawing making. I teach the students step by step how to draw subject matters from still life: from a vase to a cone to an apple to a statue. Also, I introduce my students to art history references and works by master artists such as Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and others who loved the art of drawing.

Making art is first and foremost fun. And, drawing which is the ABC of the fine art field allows you to enter a creative world that is not only creatively rewarding but also lots of fun.

My Winter classes start mid to end of January:Here is the online registration link for the Drawing class:”Beginning Drawing”From January 25, 2019 – March 22, 2019 On Fridays 9:30 AM – 12 PM

I will also be teaching a morning Watercolor class.Watercolor is a wet medium which means one will be using water, brushes and paint/pigments. The Watercolor medium is a fun, fresh and translucent medium that is very versatile and convenient.

Online registration link and class info:”Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor”January 28, 2019 – March 18, 2019 On Mondays 9:30 AM – 12 PM

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