Mark Arts

Fall 2019 Drawing Classes

Member enrollment begins August 26. Non-member enrollment begins August 30.

Fall weekly classes run September 23 – December 7. No classes November 25 – 30.

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Any Experience Level Drawing Courses

Drawing Drop-in Open Studio

Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $25 per session.

Advance registration is recommended but not required. Access to studio space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Learn through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Ages:  13+ | Instructor: Gayle Clayborn

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: September 23 – December 2nd, No Class Nov. 25th

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

Supplies: Students should bring their own personal supplies, such as the following

– Some kind of support to work on (watercolor paper, pastel paper, bristol paper or other drawing paper)

– colored pencils, pastels or watercolors

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There will be four different drawing units in this class: still life, contour outline drawing, negative space and experimental. Each unit will be taught with the purpose of furthering the students’ skills in not only drawing, but also in seeing and understanding what they are looking at and how to best put that to paper through the art of drawing.

Ages: 13 + | Instructor: Alex Browne

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: September 23 – December 2, No Class Nov. 25

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $145 | Member Price $130.50

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Students will learn how to approach proportions, mass, values, perspective, tone, materials and techniques related to portrait drawing, using casts, photographs and a live portrait model.

Ages: 13+ | Instructor: Don Praseuth

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dates: September 26 – December 5, No Class Nov. 28

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price: $245 | Member Price: $220.50

Supply List: these items should be available at Hobby Lobby or Michaels:

White Strathmore Drawing pad 11×14 or bigger, generals charcoal pencils, assorted graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, blending stumps, plus a dry media of your choice (pastel pencil, soft pastel, colored pencil, Conté chalk)

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Understand the foundation of constructing the human figure. Student work will cover gesture drawing, methods of measurement and basic anatomy. Students under 18 should contact Mark Arts for a permission slip.

Ages: 18 + | Students under 18 must submit a permission form with a parent signature before enrolling.

Instructor: Don Praseuth

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: September 26 – December 5, No Class Nov. 28

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $290| Member Price $261 | Model fee included.

Students under 18, please contact Mark Arts for a parent permission slip to attend this class.