The Joy of Drawing Part 2: The Joy Continues! w/ Julia Carpenter
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The Joy of Drawing Part 2: The Joy Continues!
w/ Julia Carpenter

Dates / Times:
4 Mondays / September 30, October 7, 14, 21 / 10:30am-1:30pm
4 Mondays / October 28, November 4, 11, 18 / 2:30-5:30pm

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 is not formal or an exclusive activity for “artists”; it is an activity that teaches you AS you do it - no matter how well you think you’re doing it! The active participation of drawing teaches you intimately about the thing you are drawing – a sustained looking that puts you in the moment, a focus that calms and is an ultimate relief to the fast -paced digital world we inhabit. You will never be the same.


In this class we will continue with our drawing adventure, practicing and honing skills we began in Part 1. We will focus on pencil and pen techniques, exploring more shading methods and materials. You will learn how to observe and shade using smooth realistic shading as well as cross hatching and other line type shading methods. Pen and ink techniques are explored in the same way, which is beautiful on its own, but is also very useful for you urban sketchers out there! 

There will be continual review of observational drawing techniques and using certain “tools” to help you see, all the while learning about depicting textures and shading in the world.  Animals are often our subject as their texture is so varied.

 This class is for beginner to intermediate drawers.

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: if you purchased this kit for Part 1, you already have most of what you need for The Joy Continues. The two items below marked with an asterisk (*) are additional items, not in Julia’s kit.

The following supplies are what you’ll be using in The Joy Continues.

Mars Plastic Eraser
Kneaded Eraser Extra Large
*Tombo Mono stick eraser (round or rectangular)


Pencils and Pens
Micron Pens in fine point, 2 - black and/or sepia
2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils
Pencil Sharpener (Julia likes the KUM long point sharpener)

Heavyweight Drawing Pad or book, 11x14” to 14 x 17”

Chamois, 5x7
Drawing Board, 23 x 26”
18” ruler
*Value Scale
Something to carry it all in (Note - a mesh bag and an ArtBin box are 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.