Drawing Skills and Drills

4 Early Evening Sessions

Tuesdays, July 18 – August 8th

5:00 – 7:00

$125 Members, $140 Non-Members

Learn new methods for ramping up your drawing skills.  Take a break from the beach for some ‘heavy lifting’ of your pen.

Sharpen your view of lights and darks in your drawings by using grey paper, charcoal and white conte crayon.  We’ll draw from still life arrangements in a spotlight to render an arrangement of lights and darks.  And the grey paper does most of the work!  We’ll start simple and move forward to more challenging still life compositions.  (Supply list will be provided.)

Next up is contour drawing.  This is an exercise to go back to time and time again. By drawing outlines of objects, you’ll strengthen your eye to hand connection.  After faithful practice you’ll draw more quickly and accurately.  You can use the paper and pen/pencil of your choice. 

Carol Julien, Drawing Skills and Drills, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Carol always goes back to credit her high school Art teacher, Bud Quincy, as the one who gave a valuable foundation for drawing, painting and sculpture.  Although she went on to Massachusetts College of Art, and professional design school, Bud Quincy is the one most valuable.

Carol had a long career in design of private gardens in New England, and most of her drawing was done to illustrate gardens yet to be built.  She taught Landscape Drawing for professional designers at Arnold Arboretum for 10 years in the 1990s.

In this skills workshop we’ll work on some foundation skills to improve your drawings.  Finding lights and darks more easily can be applied to all your drawings and paintings.  And contour drawing will strengthen your eye to hand connection so your subjects are drawn more quickly and accurately.