Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

Timeout for Art: Drawing Class



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I am a painter, printmaker and mixed-media collage artist living and working on Beaver Island. I studied drawing, painting and printmaking at C.S. Mott Community College. I went on to earn a B.F.A. and then an M.F.A from Michigan State University with a concentration in Ceramics. Printmaking and Art History.

I have taught classes in ceramics, drawing, paper-making and print-making to all ages, from my grandson’s pre-school class to adults in the community. My work is in several private collections and has been exhibited in galleries throughout Michigan. On Beaver Island, it is on display at the Beaver Island Community Center, Harbour Market, and the Beaver Island Studio and Gallery.

One thing that has enriched my life immeasurably is the ability to draw. It is a skill that I have both taken for granted and neglected. I have missed the regular habit of drawing.

I developed a drawing class for two reasons:

  1. To give myself a scheduled time each week to draw, with others who share enjoyment in the process.
  2. To provide others with the same venue. If you would like to learn to draw, or refresh drawing skills gone rusty, or simply have a designated time to draw, this could be a good opportunity.

Classes will be held at Beaver Island Studio and Gallery, on Tuesdays, starting September 4th, from 10AM until noon. About half of each class will be instruction, drawing exercises and discussion. The rest of the time will be a long, focused drawing session.

Some materials will be provided; all others will be available for purchase at the class.

Cost: $20.00 per 2-hour class, or $100.00 to attend all six classes.