Expressive Drawing
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

New Date!

Date/Time: Friday / August 23 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $150

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

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Want to take your drawing skills to the next level? Beloved instructor Joe Mac Kechnie will be exploring different realms of art expression using drawing techniques that can lead you to exciting discoveries as an artist. This is a great 1-day workshop for those students who have taken Drawing Experience 1 and 2 with Joe, or other basic drawing classes.


You, the artist, are a unique filter through which life’s experiences are processed. As a result, responses and expressions emerge that are completely your own. No matter your style, temperament, or approach, drawing can function as the vehicle for expressing the visible world in terms of your inner emotional, imaginative world.

Joe will pose challenges that will push your drawing skills to new levels. He will be using charcoals, inks, and creative techniques to move you from being just a good “copier” of nature to actually producing “artistic” artworks.

Some drawing experience required.


Supply List:

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

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


  • Kneaded eraser

  • Gum eraser

  • Hard white eraser

  • Tombow Mono 57305 Zero Eraser, Round 2.3 mm (or equivalent)


  • Bob’s Soft vine charcoal sticks (variety of sizes, ¼” and larger)

  • Soft Compressed pastel sticks (3-pak by Alphacolor Char-Kole)

  • Pentalic woodless charcoal 3-piece pencil set

  • White charcoal sticks by Alphacolor or extra soft white pastel sticks

Water-Soluble Inks and Pens:

  • Speedball Elegant Writer 4-pen Calligraphy Set


  • “Drawing” paper: Strathmore’s Sketch pad, 300 series, 18x24


  • Canson’s XL Sketch pad, medium tooth, 18x24in, or equivalent


  • Large drawing board with clips, 23x26

  • Soft paper towels (Bounty extra soft or Kleenex)

  • Art box for carrying your art supplies

  • Black to white value scale

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 the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.