Drawing and Painting Skill Building Workshops with Erica Magnus

3rd Saturdays from 12:30-3:00pm

How To Draw A Fold

Bring Your Own Materials

On the 3rd Saturdays of each month, Erica Magnus will be in the art room ready to help you build and develop your 2-D skill sets.  Each session costs $10 ($8 for Members) and are designed to help artists and hobbyists hone and sharpen their skills in drawing and painting primarily.  While each skill builds on the last, participants can pick and choose which to attend based on the skills they feel they need assistance developing. All classes include group exercises coupled with individual instruction as requested and end with a group discussion.

Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registration helps us prepare!  Follow the link (Big Friendly Yellow Button) to pay in the online gallery shop.  Your payment will double as your registration.

Keep scrolling for a list of upcoming workshops!


June 16 /  Beyond the Beginnings

“The Delta Queen” Drawing my Erica Magnus

DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE      

Catalog #B091

Learn to apply 1 and 2 point perspective to your drawings and have the fun of bringing those charming barns, buildings, and interiors you enjoy seeing around you spring to life on your paper.  A sound grasp of how the vanishing point works to give your drawings the depth you experience in life on a two-dimensional surface is the goal of this session.  The use of light and dark, modeling in shades of grey, and applying the basic principles of foreground, middle ground, and background to create forms in space, are skills you will see not only in the drawings and sketches you take away with you, but in the artwork you can continue developing on your own.

Materials to bring include a drawing pad, a range of pencils (2B up to 8B).  Graphite pencils drawing sticks, and charcoal are optional.  The Dairy Barn will lend some of these drawing materials on a first come, first serve basis.

Click to the yellow button to submit payment.

(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


Introducing Color Starting with a Limited Palette

Simple Still Life by Erica Magnus

July 21 

Catalog #B095

Begin with just a few basic colors and let Erica show you how to balance them with dark and light values in your still life drawing.

Materials to bring include a drawing pad, a range of pencils (2B up to 8B).  Soft color pastels.  A basic set is fine.  The Dairy Barn will lend some of these drawing materials on a first come, first serve basis.

Click to the yellow button to submit payment.

(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


Expand and Explore: Colors Play Together

August 18 

Catalog #B096

Is that a cool blue or a warm blue? Kick things up a hue; learn to identify and use the warms, the cools, and the complementary colors to make the shapes you see.

Materials to bring include a drawing pad, a range of pencils (2B up to 8B).  Soft color pastels.  A basic set is fine.  The Dairy Barn will lend some of these drawing materials on a first come, first serve basis.

Click to the yellow button to submit payment.

(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


Plein Air – Art Outside

September 15 

Catalog #B097

Take advantage of September’s rich colors and this opportunity to draw outside by directly observing nature. Bad weather? No worries; directly observing nature from inside Dairy Barn will prepare you well to explore landscape art making.

Materials to bring include a drawing pad, a range of pencils (2B up to 8B).  Soft color pastels.  A basic set is fine.  A Drawing board. The Dairy Barn will lend some of these drawing materials on a first come, first serve basis.  We also recommend you bring a folding chair!

Click to the yellow button to submit payment.

(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).

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