Introduction to Drawing (Ages 15-18)

Learn drawing fundamentals using charcoal and pencil on paper to create observational still lifes. We will cover gesture drawings, contour line drawings, positive/negative space, subtractive drawing methods, sighting techniques, stippling, cross-hatching and shading. Students will complete multiple drawing exercises, studies, and finished drawings throughout the class. They will strengthen their observational skills and have the chance to practice describing and analyzing their drawings as a group using the elements and principles of art.

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  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This class counts as a core class in our Art League Certificate Program.
About the Instructor

Sarah Irvin

Sarah Irvin earned a Master of Fine of Arts in Painting from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia. Irvin’s work across multiple media has been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, contributing to the conceptual context of more than fifty group exhibitions and in more than twenty solo shows.

Alongside her work as a visual artist, Irvin is identified as an active contributor to critical theory and practice. Her resume includes a keynote address and featured presentations at prestigious conferences, as well as editor-in-chief of a published anthology, editor, and peer reviewer. Irvin also shares her thought leadership at the higher education level, completing artist talks, critiques, and master classes for students pursuing excellence in paper, painting, drawing, and ink. Her teaching experience includes adjunct faculty roles at Virginia Union University and Virginia Commonwealth University in art history and art appreciation. Irvin’s depth of research and experience continues through her panel talks and forums, guest curatorial roles, artist-in-residencies, and published writing and editing.

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Introduction to Drawing (Ages 15-18)

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Class Details
September 25 - November 134 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $215.00
Member Tuition: $193.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Sarah Irvin