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Absolutely Beginning Drawing


with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Feb 24, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

**This is an adult drawing class.**

Based on Johannes Itten's landmark classes taught at the Bauhaus, this course will introduce students to the basics of drawing. The text "Design and Form," a compilation of exercises from Itten's teachings, will serve as a springboard for examining elements and principles of art and design that include line, value, texture, harmony, and movement. A variety of drawing techniques will be covered as students create works in media such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and conte. This class is suitable for students of all levels.


  • Pencils (1 each: 4B, 2B, HB, 2H)
  • Erasers (1 each: kneaded, art gum, Pink Pearl)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Charcoal (2 sticks vine (can be purchased in packets), and 1 stick compressed)
  • Conte crayon (1 each: white, brown, black)
  • Black India ink (for drawing, not mechanical pens)
  • Pen staff and assorted pen points (Can be purchased in kit. Make sure for drawing, not lettering)
  • Brush suitable for ink (bamboo handled brush recommended)
  • Small containers for waters (plastic)
  • Cotton rag
  • Paper towels
  • 18 "ruler
  • 1 sketchbook, approximately 14" x 17" in size (suitable for a variety of media)
  • 18" x 24" pad drawing paper (suitable for a variety of media)
  • 1 pad newsprint
  • 1 sheet tinted paper (suitable for conte crayon, gray or brown recommended)
  • Scissors
  • The following 3 items will be discussed during class): 1 sheet clear plastic (such as acetate), 1 sheet thin cardboard, 1 black sharpie marker
  • Masking tape.


  • Colored medium such as pastels, colored pencil, or oil pastels
  • Tool box for transporting supplies
  • Glue (glue stick, white glue, or rubber cement)
  • Inexpensive portfolio or some means of carrying and protecting your work
  • Magazines with interesting imagery
  • Graphite paper
  • Xacto knife, #11 blades
  • Old shirt or smock.

Text for class: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Edwards (optional, but recommended) - Can be found online at discount prices. Try or eBay. Additional recommended text: The Natural Way to Draw, Nicolaides.

Full Course

Relief Printmaking Workshop


with Chris Bray

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is an adult workshop.

Relief prints are created through carving an image into wood or linoleum, applying ink to the surface, and transferring the inked image onto paper. In this introductory workshop, students will use carving tools to create images on linoleum blocks, which will be printed with oil-based inks using hand tools and the Vandercook press.  Studio time is balanced with a brief presentation on historical and contemporary relief prints. All materials will be provided, so come and give printmaking a try!  Min. 5, Max. 8

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