"The Drawing Experience Part 3: Advancing Your Artistic Skills" w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

DATE/TIME: 5 Wednesdays / Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, and Mar 2 / 2-5pm

COST: $185.00 for all 5 classes or $45.00 per class

REGISTRATION: Sign up with Joe directly. Email him at joe@netos.com or call 206.930.4101, or online www.jlmackechnie.com/workshops


Want to take your drawing skills to the next level?  On Wednesday afternoons, instructor Joe Mac Kechnie will be exploring different realms of art expression using drawing techniques that can lead to exciting discoveries as an artist. 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 weekly challenges that will push your drawing skills to new levels. He will be using charcoals, inks, some colors and creative techniques to move you from being just a good “copier” of nature to actually producing “artistic” works.

Some drawing experience required.


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 ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

ARTspot has a basic drawing kit, custom-made for Joe's drawing students, at a very reasonable price. Includes the items as indicated below with an asterisk.


  • Kneaded eraser *
  • Gum eraser *
  • Hard white eraser *


  • Bob’s Soft vine charcoal sticks and bricks (variety of sizes, ¼” and larger)
  • Soft compressed charcoal sticks (by Alphacolor Char-Kole) *
  • General’s compressed charcoal pencils, regular or “Peel and Sketch” *
  • General’s compressed White charcoal pencils *
  • Extra soft white pastel stick *


Permanent Inks and Pens:

  • Sharpie Extra Fine Point permanent ink pens
  • “White Out” liquid correction pen

Water-Soluble Inks and Pens:

  • Speedball Elegant Writer 4-pen Calligraphy Set
  • Professional Grade Black Sumi Ink, 2oz


  • Canson’s XL (or equivalent) Sketch pad, medium tooth, 18x24in *
  • 3 full sheets (32x40) Arches hot press watercolor paper, 140#
  • Nature Sketch sketchbook, 11”x8.5” or larger, 130# weight


  • Small table top model or free standing easel


  • Large drawing board with clips, 23x26
  • Old pair of socks
  • Soft paper towels (Bounty extra soft or Kleenex)
  • Art box for carrying your art supplies
  • Watercolor brushes: one 1” to 2” flat and two round tip brushes (#4 and #5)
  • Eraser stick (e.g. ARTspot's "General Pencil's Factis eraser pen stick")

Acrylic Paints (provided by instructor)

  • Black and white
  • Red, Yellow and blue

Acrylic Brushes (provided by instructor)

  • A variety of large and small brushes – acrylic and oil brushes work great
  • Other creative things for making marks on paper

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.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.