Thursday, April 20, 2006

Spring and Summer Classes

After a sabbatical of two semesters, I am ready to teach again and look forward to the following three classes. I'd love to see you! Please contact Pratt or Kirkland Arts Center directly to register, but feel free to contact me with questions about course content - or just to say hello.


Bring in a painting, drawing, or other visual art project in any stage of development for an infusion of individual attention and fresh information. This workshop is designed to unstick the stuck, recharge the muse, and provide concrete options for problem-solving in a friendly studio environment. Focus points are tailored to each student but include drawing, composition, color, making studies, specific media techniques, content and intention. A stimulating class for those new to working on their own, for seasoned artists, or for anyone simply needing a fresh eye on their work. Everyone welcome.

PRATT Fine Arts Center
Saturday JULY 1-Sunday JULY 2
10:00am - 6:00pm


(We meet at four spots around central Seattle. Exact locations will be sent to you when you sign up).

Practice your drawing in a relaxed summer environment with guidance specific to small-scale sketching, and lots of tips on technique. Basic drawing concepts (contour, angles and proportions, negative space, light and shadow) and an introduction to colored pencils are integrated into our explorations of prearranged spots around the city. Learn a variety of approaches to all manner of complex forms encountered out of doors, including trees, flowers, water, boats, cars, people, streets, buildings and animals. Play with compositional ideas as you examine and enjoy your environment. Lots of individual feedback and demonstrations.

PRATT Fine Arts Center
Thursdays, July 6-27 (four classes)
10:00am - 1:00pm

Julia Hensley
ink on paper
4 1/2 x 6"

Take advantage of the summer days to explore the neighborhood with a sketchpad. Lessons on contour, angles and relationships, negative space, light and shadows, texture and detail will be woven into our studies of the great outdoors of Kirkland. Four nearby local spots will be announced ahead of time, with Kirkland Arts Center Gallery as a backup in case of rain. We focus on ways to simplify trees, flowers and people, boats, buildings and streets into manageable drawing terms. This relaxed class is an opportunity to develop your drawing skills outdoors and to practice at your own pace. Lots of individual feedback and demos. Prerequisite: Some drawing experience helpful. Supply list provided.

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
August 8 – 29 (4 classes)
Member: $85 Nonmember: $95
(425) 822-9294

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