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Weekend Workshops – Drawing the Foundation in Art

Weekend Workshop - Drawing: The Foundation in Art

As our desire is always to share our joy for drawing, if you haven’t yet fallen in love with line yet, we don’t think you’ll be able to resist what we have in store for you in our upcoming workshop. We’ll show you how you don’t need a special class to learn to draw: the world is rife with subjects just waiting to be explored in the humblest of visual languages, LINE.

This workshop should give you a solid sense of what good draftsmanship entails and how it enhances your ability to see as an artist. You can finally join the ranks of those who have learned to DRAW.

July 29,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM MT

July 30,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM MT

Saturday : DRAWING: the Foundation in Art (slideshow-discussion) / Direct Drawing - Stacy Kamin

On Day One:

For the first hour we will start with a presentation of images from the past and present of artists who have delved deeply into the world of line. In discussions between Jackie, David, Stacy and Sherrie, you can ask everything you ever wanted to know about drawing from those who truly love it! And at the same time, you’ll finally be inspired to learn to draw!

The second two hours will feature Stacy as she finds spontaneous subject matter in bars, cafes, closets and her own neighbourhood. Using a multitude of drawing mediums, she will explore the subjects she loves, explaining that learning in the confines of a life drawing class was always challenging for her, but her drawing really took off when she turned her gaze to the world around her and found that she truly delights in drawing the world around her.

Workshop Images

Stacy Kamin Materials

  • Micron Pen
  • Calligraphy Pen
  • Hand-made Goose Quill Pen
  • Water Brush
  • Brush
  • Graphite- 3B
  • Watercolors- cold pressed/ hot pressed
  • Bristol Paper

Online Session Recording


On Day Two

On this second morning, Sherrie  will demonstrate LIVE! Using a local Native American male model, Raven, in the first two and a half hours Sherrie will draw gestures and longer drawings, responding to your questions and demonstrating what you want to learn through the human figure.

Then for the last half hour, Sherrie will draw Raven’s portrait. David and Sherrie will be  answering your questions and showing you how she captures his strong bone structure and rich coloration with line and shading. Jackie and John will be conveying your questions throughout.

Sherrie McGraw Materials

  • For gestures, Rough Newsprint
  • For longer drawings: Rives BFK paper
  • Possibly some Rives BFK toned with watercolor
  • Conte pencils—series 610 (red sanguine), sepia, black, white
  • Vine Charcoal: soft,
  • Cretacolor holder
  • Kneaded eraser

Workshop Images

Online Session Recording