Drawing Practice Registration Closes June 6

June 1, 2020
A page spread from my 2014 Minnesota State Fair Journal showing a couple sketches of different types of pigeons as well as some conversational stuff that happened as I was sketching. (Note taking is also covered in this class.) The pigeons are in the Poultry Barn with Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, and of course Bunnies. Their crates are on tables which bring them to just below my eye height, so in other words, perfect sketching view. Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media soft covered journal 7.75 x 9.75 inches, Staedtler Pigment Liner pen and watercolor.

Just a heads up, my last session of my online class “Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public” closes registration on June 6. 

When you register there are some open lessons with information on supplies and such. The first lesson opens on June 7 and the class runs for a month with new lessons every Sunday and Wednesday.

You can read more about the class and register for it here.

Detail from the above page spread. What caught my attention was the lovely light that caused such interesting shadows on this pigeon.

There is daily homework and class can be intense, but it will also help you build your daily drawing habit and silence your internal critic. And yes, because this is a pandemic students will need to be creative about where they find live subjects. (No drawing from photos in this class.) But I have several helpful suggestions about that; and there are also suggestions for a variety of still-life subjects that will give you the three dimensional challenge so essential to learning to draw from live subjects. 

The registration page includes a link for a downloadable supply list. Please understand, however, that you can do the entire class with nothing more than a stack of bond copier paper and a pencil. Lack of supplies is a non-issue, or rather it’s one your internal critic would like you to buy into.

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