The Drawing Experience Part 2
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 & 14, 2018 / 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Cost: $210 for 5 classes.

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

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

This 5-week series of drawing classes builds upon what was learned in "The Drawing Experience - Part I". If you have taken the Part I drawing series or already have basic drawing skills, you are ready for the advanced techniques of Part II. 

You will explore more complex subject matter, with valuable lessons on perspective, composition, grid systems, and drawing complex subjects.  Each session has 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. Your finished artwork will be ready to hang on your wall!

If you are interested in taking less than all five sessions in this class, please call the gallery anytime Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm, or Sundays 11am-5pm, to discuss this. In some cases this will be allowed, and we reserve the right to make that decision. We don't want students to miss out on all the material this instructor plans to offer, nor to have anyone miss the beginning sessions which are foundational for those sessions that follow. If you have taken this class previously, and just want to drop in for a session you'd like to repeat, we offer this option at $50 per session. Please call the gallery at 425.697.2787 to see if this is an option, depending on space available.

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

Joe says: You have probably heard it many times before; don’t scrimp on the quality of your art materials. If you haven’t yet created that masterpiece, you soon will. If it was done with inexpensive materials, it will be noticed. Also, using inexpensive materials may lead you to believe you can never produce an art piece that looks like the pros. Becoming discouraged is less likely when you do not have to overcome poor-quality materials. Also, exchange ideas with fellow artists. Find an artist whose style you would like to emulate. Ask what equipment they use and why. What is their philosophy and approach to making art? This may influence what equipment you want to use. 

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

Kit contents:

  • Kneaded eraser
  • Gum eraser
  • Vinyl/plastic white eraser


  • Soft compressed black charcoal sticks (made by Alphacolor Char-Kole)
  • Soft compressed white pastel sticks
  • General’s compressed white charcoal pencils
  • General’s compressed black charcoal pencils- standard or “Peel and Sketch”

Drawing Paper

  • Canson’s XL Sketch Pad 18x24in


  • Gray Scale and Value Finder
  • a pencil box is included in the kit to hold above items

In addition to the kit’s items above, you will need to bring these:

Charcoal (in addition to the kit's contents)

  • 1 bag Bob's Soft Vine Charcoal, 1/2" and larger varied sizes
  • General's Powdered Charcoal

Conte Crayon Sticks

  • Sanguine Natural
  • Bistre (brown)
  • White

Permanent Inks and Pens:

  • Sharpie Extra Fine Point permanent marker
  • Higgins Waterproof Black India Ink, 1oz Bottle

Water-Soluble Inks and Pens:

  • Speedball Elegant Writer 4-pen Calligraphy Set
  • Bamboo chopstick from home
  • Professional Grade Black Sumi Ink, 2oz
  • Walnut Drawing Ink, 2 oz Plastic Bottle (If you are unable to find this, Joe will supply some ink for a small fee). 


  • Mid-size Sumi, with a point (Artspot has wonderful sets of Sumi brushes)
  • Watercolor round brush, synthetic
  • Soft makeup brush


  • Large drawing board with clips 23x26
  • Stick eraser (e.g. ARTspot's "General Pencil's Factis eraser pen stick")
  • Old pair of socks or baby booties
  • Soft paper towels (Bounty extra soft or Kleenex)
  • Art box for carrying your art supplies (if you want a larger one than the one in the Kit)
  • Optional: Easel - Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a number of these. Call to reserve one.)

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 before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.