Are you someone who loves to draw? Then this class is for you.
Students will focus on the building blocks necessary for drawing. The class spends time on sharpening observational skills and exploring the expressive quality of line using a variety of mark making tools. Each session will begin with drawing exercises to relax our minds for the more focused work of the day.
Starting with simple line drawings of everyday objects progressing to more complex compositions incorporating light and shadow. We will use objects, the natural world and our surroundings to further understand drawing. We will share our belief that each artist is unique and valued.
Molly Preston has been painting in oils for ten years. She has a degree in Interior Design and a Masters in teaching from Rhode Island School of Design. She has studied photography, pottery, mechanical drawing, drawing and painting.
Brad Zylstra From an early age I was interested in drawing and art which led me to architecture. I graduated from the University of Washington School of Architecture in 1966 and practiced architecture for 49 year. Now retired, I have more time to focus on my painting and drawing. I believe that an exposure to art is extremely important for young minds to open their world as it did for me.
Susan Smith Evans is an Emeritus Art faculty member from the College of the Desert where she taught printmaking, photography, painting and drawing for 24 years. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Susan loves teaching and this class will be energized and collaborative. “I always learn something from my students, and I enjoy helping them with the creative process