Drawing Workshops & Classes

The Drawing Experience Pt. 1
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

 5 classes / Tuesday / 10:30-1:30 pm
Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 & 13

Even if you think you can’t draw a stick figure, Joe really can teach you how! Fall in love with drawing - THE basis for all your future art endeavors. With art instructor and artist Joe Mac Kechnie, you will develop basic drawing skills using an approach that combines left and right brain abilities. Most of all, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself in a fun and non-intimidating environment.

Great for beginners and a refresher for all levels.

The Drawing Experience Pt. 2
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / 10:30-1:30pm
Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 & 14

Ready to take your drawing skills to the next level? If you have basic drawing skills already, or have taken Joe’s Part 1 of Drawing Experience, you’re ready for this! You’ll explore more complexity with charcoal, Conte, ink and pastels. Don’t miss this great chance to improve your overall artistic experience.

Beginning Portraits in Charcoal, Pastel and Watercolor
w/ Joe MacKechnie

5 classes / Thursdays / 2-5 pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15

A great class for beginners at portraits who want to take their drawing and painting to the next level!
Artist and beloved instructor Joe Mac Kechnie will guide you in your very first portrait. The first two classes will be dedicated to how to draw the portrait using charcoal. You will discover that drawing the portrait is easier and more fun than you previously might have thought. In the last three classes, we will explore painting the portrait using watercolors and pastels.

Drawing Lab 1~ Great Basics for Beginning Drawing
w/ James Farrand

4 classes / Mondays / 6-8 pm
Jan 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12

Students rave about this course! Drawing Lab 1 is the first part of a 2-part series to introduce you to drawing and then build on your abilities. Each course, of 4 Monday evenings each, will cover all the basics of Drawing! Discussion, demo and practice will be the method. DL1 will be the "basics” – where you need to start if you are a beginner. You'll be learning, understanding, and practicing with the basic materials, techniques, and concepts that are the foundation of observational drawing.

Discovery! “I Can’t Draw a Portrait” 1-Day
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday / Feb 17 / 10:30-4:30 pm

“What? Are you kidding?? I can’t draw a portrait!!”
Is this you? Does the idea of drawing a portrait intimidate you? Do you lack the necessary drawing
skills? Perhaps you have dabbled and can sort of paint a portrait but have never taken an actual
Portrait drawing class? Well – do we have the workshop for you! Joe Mac Kechnie loves to create
portraits and loves to introduce others to the secrets of drawing a believable portrait. You can do this – if you sign up with Joe!

Drawing Lab 2: Beyond the Basics w/ James Farrand

Mondays / 6-8 pm / March 5, 12, (skip 19th), 26 & April 2

“Beyond the Basics” is the second part of a 2-part series. If you’ve had beginning drawing and feel the need to learn more on this topic, you can take this class - even if you haven’t taken James’ Drawing Lab 1. Focus will be on techniques for making accurate measurements and how to transfer that to your drawing. Students will also learn and understand how to arrange and place all the elements of a given drawing into a cohesive and unified composition - which is much more engaging and compelling for the viewer.