Drawing Workshops & Classes

The Joy of Drawing: The Joy Continues!
w/ Julia Carpenter

4 Mondays / July 22, 29, August 5, 12 / 10:30-1:30

Continue with your joyful drawing adventure with Julia! Learn to be “in the moment” as you actively participate in drawing – learning to deeply focus, which is a calming antidote to our fast-paced world. In this part 2, you’ll explore more methods and materials, practice and hone your new skills and learn some new ones. A great class for beginner to intermediate drawers.

Drawing Adventures
w/ Julia Carpenter

4 Mondays / July 22, 29 August 5, 12 / 2-5 pm
4 Mondays / October 28, November 4, 11, 18 / 10:30-1:30 

In this 4-week class the projects each week will emphasize how to “see” like an artist and practicing techniques. The sessions will differ quarter to quarter! This class is for anyone who likes a new drawing challenge and instruction each week, and is also perfect for those who have completed Julia’s Joy of Drawing and the Joy of Drawing Continues and want to keep on drawing!

Travel Sketching Workshop
w/ Gabriel Campanario

Sorry, these workshops are full. Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787

Sunday / Aug 4 / 10:30-4:30
Saturday / Aug 10 / 10:30-4:30

Have you wanted to sketch your travels (or maybe just a favorite local scene), and have been waiting for the right instructor to come along? Well, wait no more!  Hold onto your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen – Gabriel Campanario of “Urban Sketchers” fame is coming to Cole Art Studio!! In this 1-day workshop, you’ll learn from The Best all about sketching on the go: what to bring, how to set up, and tips and advice on useful sketching techniques with pencil, pen and ink, and watercolors. Some previous drawing experience is helpful but all levels are welcome. Sign up today – this one is sure to fill up quickly!

The Joy of Drawing: Part 1
w/ Julia Carpenter

Aug 19, 26, (skip Sept 2), Sept 9, 16 / 10:30-1:30

A new take on Drawing Basics! In this 4-week class, Julia will take you on an adventure of discovery – learning how to really “see”, and teaching you the magical joy of drawing! You’ll learn the basic elements like line, shape, value and form. You’ll learn about simplifying shapes, gauging proportions and how to create depth. This is a great place for beginners to start, and for a refresher course for all artists.

Expressive Drawing
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

New Date!
Friday / August 23 / 10:30-4:30

Want to take your drawing skills to the next level?  In this workshop with fantastic teacher Joe Mac Kechnie, you’ll learn to express your inner self and explore creative drawing techniques, using charcoals and ink. Move beyond just copying to producing artistic works! Some drawing experience required.

The Drawing Experience Part 1
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / 10:30-1:30

Fall in love with drawing - THE basis for all your future art endeavors. Even if you think you can’t draw a stick figure, instructor and artist Joe Mac Kechnie will teach you how! 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 2 with an Expressive Twist w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / 2-5

A great new take on our classic Drawing Experience Part 2. If you have some basic drawing skills already, whether it’s from Drawing Experience 1 or some other basic class, you are ready for this one! Joe will teach composition and perspective as the backbone of this course. The “twist” is that he’ll be guiding you in expressive and abstractive techniques, to take your drawing level to a fun, creative, exciting place where you learn to express your own voice!


All workshops must be paid in full to sign up.

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 in person or on our website.

We offer 90% refunds for student cancellations 14 days or more before class.

No Refunds for Cancellations less than 14 days prior to class.

 For information on our cancellation policy, please check out our FAQ page on this website