Winter Studio Sessions

Winter is the perfect time to hunker down and learn how to draw in a toasty, warm, studio!  These short-format sessions are designed to help you grow creatively and with confidence through drawing, journaling, and mastering mixed media techniques. We keep the class size small (max. 8) for individual focus and attention.  Kids under 16 are welcome to attend with a chaperone.  Have questions or ready to register? Please contact me directly, perri@vmgworks.com. Course descriptions are below.

Thursday, 1/12/2017, 2:00p-6:00p
HOW TO DRAW A LEAF
$60. + $5 Materials Fee

Saturday/Sunday, 1/14-15/2017 10:00a-4:00p
EXPLORING ABSTRACTION
$160. + $10 Materials Fee

Tuesday, 1/17/17, 2:00p-6:00p
HOW TO DRAW BIRDS AND CRITTERS
$60. + $5 Materials Fee

Thursday, 02/02/2017  2:00p-6:00p
BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE: An Introduction to Nature Journaling
$60.00 + $10. Materials fee.
Bring your own sketchbook or available for purchase.

Tuesday, 2/7/2017, 2:00p-6:00p
HOW TO DRAW A LEAF
$60. + $5 Materials Fee

Thursday, 2/9/2017 2:00-6:00p
HOW TO DRAW BIRDS AND CRITTERS
$60. + $5. Materials Fee

Saturday/Sunday, 2/18-19/2017 10:00a-4:00p
MAPS, MEMENTOS, AND MIXED MEDIA
$160. + $25. Materials Fee

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HOW TO DRAW A LEAF: Drawing FUNdamentals

Artwork by Susan Donahue

Are you nervous, but curious about drawing? Would you like to expand your range of drawing media and techniques? Are you a seasoned artist who would like to start exploring nature as subject? In this hands-on class, you will learn how to expertly combine drawing materials, get comfortable with representational and abstract techniques, and learn how to draw a leaf! During the first half of class, we will master the fundamentals of drawing through a series of fun exercises. We will then apply our new skills by going outside, picking up a leaf, and drawing the very essence of it. This class delivers quick, satisfying results that will help you fall in love with drawing.

HOW TO DRAW BIRDS & CRITTERS: Drawing FUNdamentals

crittersThis fun class is designed for the absolute beginner, just like “”How To Draw A Leaf” but focusing on our fine feathered and 4-legged friends.  

 

 

EXPLORING ABSTRACTION
Fiona Abstract copyAbstraction allows us to explore the intrinsic nature of things.  This comprehensive workshop is designed to help you bridge the gap between representational drawing and abstraction. The course begins with a series of fun, easy exercises to explore new directions in drawing, composition, proportion, and scale.   Emphasizing both technique and perception, you will learn how to draw “the essence” of any subject you choose.  Participants will receive individual guidance and support.  All levels are welcome.  


lelandMAPS, MEMENTOS, and MIXED MEDIA
Transform your photos, keepsakes, writings, and printed matter into beautiful finished artworks.  In this class you will be guided through a series of radical solutions for combining visual ephemera with acrylic painting while being supported and encouraged through the process of concept development and composition.  Abstract, figurative and representational approaches are all welcome.  This class will enable you to push the boundaries of expression while addressing the finer points of image construction and presentation.  There are no prerequisites for this class.  All are welcome.  Perfect for printmakers, too!

BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE:  An Introduction to Nature Journaling

All that you need to know to begin keeping a nature journal and fun tips for working outside when the snow melts!  
Learn the basics of page layout, drawing from different perspectives, and writing down what matters. This 4-hour introduction class is a great prep for when we go outside for weekend field-sketching in the Spring.

 

 

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