I offer instruction in observation based, representational painting and drawing. My goal is to give students the tools to express their own individual artistic perception by structuring, simplifying, and ultimately representing on canvas or paper what they see. Please contact me with any questions about current classes, or to arrange private sessions.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center classes
Plymouth Art Center Workshops
OBSERVATIONAL ANIMAL DRAWING (Ages 12+)
Half Day Workshop: TBD 2021
Learn broadly applicable and transferrable observational drawing skills through the means of animal drawing. With a focus on domestic cats and dogs, the class utilizes draw along demos, photos, and live animal models in partnership with area Humane Societies. Students learn basic animal anatomy, followed by a practical sequence for observing, recognizing, and representing on paper species specific proportional shapes and distinguishing traits. Attention to artistic concerns such as study of great animal artists, techniques with various dry media, and principles of composition round out the course. Students will come away from this enjoyable and unusual class having gained not only animal knowledge, but also a toolkit of basic drawing skills.