Discovery! A Very Beginning Drawing Experience
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

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Date: Saturday / July 21 / 10:30-4:30pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio in the downstairs of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds

Your friends can draw. Your kids can draw. Even your dog and cat seem like they could draw. But you? You break out in a cold sweat when someone hands you a pencil…. But NOT ANY MORE! That all stops on July 21st. After that day you will be able to say, “YES! I can draw!”

Perhaps you’ve watched other people drawing, and somewhere back in your head, you have thought “I really wish there was someone who could teach me, some way to learn this.” Maybe you’ve been intimidated by other people in the class who seemed to know what they were doing, and wished for a ‘safe’ place where you could learn to draw without embarrassment.

Fear not! This class is THE place for you to finally learn to draw!  You really can do it – you just haven’t had the right teacher – until now!  Bring your fears and those discouraging voices in your head, and you will find them melting away as Joe Mac Kechnie makes a believer out of you.  


Those who have attended previous workshops were surprised at how fun and easy drawing can be with Joe’s novel approach. For example, you will be introduced to basic drawing skills using an approach that combines left and right brain abilities; you will learn getting things in the right place and right size without pain, complication or confusion. Most of all, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself in a fun and non-intimidating environment.

Working with black and white charcoal media, this 1-day workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of creating art.  There will be lectures, demos and hands-on exercises. The fundamentals learned here apply to any subject matter, and if you wish, you will be able to confidently go on to more advanced drawing and painting classes.   Discover the artist within you!!

What to expect: A cheerful, encouraging, relaxing environment
What to wear:  clothes that can get stained
What to bring: a smile, your lunch, and your drawing supplies

Supply list:

ARTspot has a drawing kit with the supplies below, custom-made for Joe's beginning drawing students, at a very reasonable price.

Joe Mac Kechnie Drawing Kit contents:


  • Kneaded eraser
  • Gum eraser
  • Vinyl/plastic white eraser


  • Soft compressed black charcoal sticks (by Alfacolor Char-Kole)
  • Soft compressed white pastel sticks
  • General’s compressed white charcoal pencils
  • General’s compressed black charcoal pencils- standard or “Peel and Sketch”

*There is also a Gray Scale and Value Finder, along with a pencil box, to hold above items

Drawing paper:

  • Canson’s XL Sketch Pad 18x24, or equivalent

In addition to the kit’s items above, you will need the following:
Drawing board with clips, 23" x 26”
1 bag Bob's Soft Vine Charcoal, 1/2" and larger varied sizes
Soft paper towels (Bounty extra soft or Kleenex)


  • Stick eraser (e.g. ARTspot's "General Pencil's Factis eraser pen stick")

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at