The Joy of Drawing Part 1 w/ Julia Carpenter
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The Joy of Drawing, Part 1
w/ Julia Carpenter

October 28, November 4, 11, 18 / 10:30am-1:30pm
Evening Class- January 13, 20, 27, & February 3 / 6-9pm

Cost: $200 for 4 classes

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

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

Drawing the world around us is about truly being in a particular moment. The intense focus that drawing entails, brings joy, relaxation and satisfaction.  Drawing also teaches you so much about WHAT it is you are drawing.  It is directly learning from our world.  This drawing ability is one every one of us are capable of and it just takes some practice in learning how to really “see”, and not get confused by our own mind’s preconceptions of what it is in front of us. Most of us don’t exercise that part of the brain, so we conclude we can’t draw. But you can! The same skills are used over and over again to draw anything on earth, so once you master these few, you have all the tools you need to really draw what you are seeing. It is truly magical!


In this beginning class we will go through the some of the most basic elements of drawing; line, shape, value and form. You will gain the skills to draw what is in front of you by simplifying complex shapes, gauging proportions and vertical/horizontal relationships, convey real depth on the page and create the illusion of 3-dimensional form through shading strategies.

This class is perfect for the beginner or anyone who wants a refresher course on some basic drawing skills, it can be retaken repeatedly as the drawing subjects will change each class.  Our materials are graphite and charcoal.



And The Joy of Drawing: The Joy Continues! In this follow up class we will continue with our drawing adventure, practicing and honing skills we began in Part 1. Some things we will work on are more shading methods and materials, expressive line and the exploration of textures and many more things.  Color media will be introduced. Interested? Check it out here: The Joy of Drawing: The Joy Continues!

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspotRegistered 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. Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at   Artspot's Web Site

Julia’s Joy of Drawing Kit is available at ARTspot.
Note: This is the new list for classes starting September 30 and onwards.

Mars Plastic Eraser
Kneaded Eraser Extra Large
Factis Mechanical Eraser

Pencils & Charcoal
White pastel pencil
Box of soft vine charcoal sticks
Soft white pastel stick (brand examples: Schminke, Rembrandt, Nu Pastel, Sennelier)
Compressed black charcoal sticks, 1-2
Peel and Sketch charcoal pencil, soft or medium
Derwent tinted charcoal pencils -Set of 6 is fine
Sanding paddle (to sharpen charcoals)
2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils (or a set of various hardnesses)
Pencil Sharpener (Julia likes the KUM long point sharpener)
Micron pens in fine point, 2 -black and/or sepia

Drawing pad, assorted tints, 12 x 18”
Heavyweight drawing pad, 14 x 17”
Newsprint pad, 18 x 24”

Chamois, 5 x 7”
Drawing Board, 23 x 26”
18” ruler
Something to carry it all in (Note - there is a mesh bag and an ArtBin box included in Julia’s kit at ARTspot.

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.