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Life Studies for Beginners: Drawing Succulents & More


Sunday, November 3    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kim Fjordbotten

Recommended for Beginners

You want to improve your drawing skills beginning with the basics. You have a sketchbook you want to fill with drawings from life. Let’s get started! This class is for beginners and painters who think they can’t draw. Learn basic skills needed for rendering a drawing. We will start with line work and sketching to build a composition. Then we will build form through value scale and reductive drawing. Along the way we’ll discover tips for proportion and perspective. Filling the first few pages of your sketchbook is the best way to get over your doubts about your drawing skills and to learn the pleasure of rendering from life. Start your lifelong drawing habit now!

About the Instructor:  Kim Fjordbotten has a BFA in Art & Design and owns The Paint Spot. She has been teaching methods and materials for art-making for more than 20 years. As a member of the International Trade Association she has gained experience in the traditional ways paints are manufactured and endeavours to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the industry. Her passions are encouraging people to get started in art and helping professionals to get the most from their materials

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Sketchbook: 1 5 x 8.5 sketchbook that opens flat, e.g., Essentials stapled book; any Stillman & Birn series; or HJ Permanent Hardcover
  • Graphite pencils: 1 each of 2H, 2B, 6B + 1 water-soluble graphite (any weight)
  • Erasers: 1 vinyl + 1 kneaded
  • Charcoal pencils: 1 black + 1 white
  • Other supplies: blending stomp or tortillions
  • Please bring suitable art clothes, hand-/tea-towel, notepad, snack, & drink.

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