Canceled–please let us know if you’d like to sign up for this class when we reschedule.
July 9 & 10, 2015 |10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
This class will sharpen your powers of observation to help improve your drawing ability. We carry around our mental images of how things should look, but by training the eyes to really see, we will create amazing drawings. We will also stimulate your imagination through “creative playing” by using a variety of pens, brushes, crayons and pencils and paints. No experience is necessary!
Day 1 – In a relaxed atmosphere we will encourage you to trust what you see in many fun drawing exercises. we will learn about lights and darks, and introduce lots of textures.
We will learn about famous artists’ drawings such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas too.
Day 2 – We will use pens, paint and ink to make our drawings, and explore how to combine them with different techniques of watercolor .
Arches cold press watercolor paper-140 lbs. pad-9 x 12″ or larger
- Sketch pad 14 x 17″ – 60 lbs.
- Bristol Board paper 9 x 12″
- Matte board small pieces 4 x 6″ (They sell scrap matte board at Craft Warehouse)
- paper towels
- 2 water dishes
- assorted watercolor brushes (whatever you have) medium sizes are best
- board to work on- Masonite, Styrofoam, or plexiglass
- masking tape
- permanent and watercolor markers – fine and regular tips
- pencils and kneaded erasers (sharpener-razor blade, etc.)
- colored pencils both regular and water soluble
- colored inks and black India ink
- tube watercolors – variety of basic colors(Rowney or Graham are least expensive)
- hand mirror
Eileen is a local and national award winning artist for both her watercolors and pastel paintings. Lately, you may have seen her paintings at the Pittock Mansion, the world Trade Center in Portland or the traveling “Powerhouse Project” exhibit that went all over Clackamas County. She is drawn to patterns and shapes within architectural landscapes and likes to draw the viewer’s attention to the depth created with perspective and unusual shapes.
Eileen has taught art in the NJ public schools for over 35 years in addition to teaching at a community college, adult education classes and privately to all ages.