One student's progression in just one day!

One student's progression in just one day!

"Drawing - Just for Beginners!" w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

DATE/TIME:  Sunday Sept 7th  10:30am-4:30pm

COST:  $125

REGISTRATION:  Call in, come in, or register online.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to register online.  425.697.2787

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

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Fear Not!  Really, you can do it!  Grab a friend and get ready to have a ball!  Drawing really can be taught to absolutely everyone. Don’t be afraid to try, even if you think you can only draw a stick figure!  Tell that discouraging voice to take a back seat to the creative expressive you about to be unleashed.

Drawing is a wonderful form of artistic expression in itself and is the very underpinning of fine art painting. Working with black and white charcoal media, this 1-day workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of creating art.

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 learn getting things in the right place and right size without pain, complication or confusion. You will be introduced to 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.

In these sessions you will have lectures, demos and hands-on exercises. In the work sessions you will draw from live still-life setups and photographs. The fundamentals learned here apply to any subject matter.


Pick up your supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds (408 Main St,). Registered students will receive a 10% discount on all art supplies. Make sure to pick up your 10% Discount Slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.  Artspot's Web Site

ARTspot has an all-inclusive kit, custom-made for Joe's drawing students at a very reasonable price. Includes everything listed except drawing board.


  • Kneaded eraser

  • Gum eraser

  •  Hard white eraser


  • Soft vine charcoal sticks and bricks (Bob’s Fine Vine Charcoal)

  • Soft compressed black charcoal bricks (by Alfacolor Char-Kole)

  • Soft compressed white charcoal bricks or soft white pastel sticks

  • General’s compressed White charcoal pencils

  • General’s compressed Black charcoal pencils- standard or “Peel and Sketch"

Drawing paper

  • Strathmore’s Sketch pad, 300 series, 14x17 or 11x14 (or Canson’s XL Sketch/Esqiusse/Croquis, medium tooth, 18x24in)


  • Drawing Board 20X23, or large enough to support full sheet of drawing paper