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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Now That The Kids Are Going Back To School, It's Time For You. . .

Now It's Time For You!

You've taken care of everyone all summer,
You've taken them on vacation,
to the library,
to the park,
to the amusement park,
to the fair.

You've fixed lots of meals,
done tons of laundry,
cleaned house and the car,
worked in the yard and garden.

Now it's time for you to do something 
you've always wanted to do.

Learn how to draw!




I have put together a short, 4 week, 2 hours at a time class for a total of 8 hours of instruction teaching basic concepts of drawing, how to use your tools and how to achieve various looks in drawing.

I have day time classes and night time classes.

You will start at the beginning with creating form and work your way up to doing a landscape and then a vase of flowers.  Blog the way you will learn how to create perspective, draw clouds, trees, rocks, fence rows, grass, hillsides, vases, iris, zinnias, daisies, and Queen Anne's lace.



Class size is limited to 8 
so you won't get lost or overwhelmed.



I'll be teaching in my studio, on Bucks Run Rd.,
in Ghent, KY where distractions are few,
and fun is in everything we do.

And all for $80.

I'm attaching a syllabus so you'll know exactly what you'll be doing when and what is expected.

I'm even adding a PayPal button so you can sign up and pay all at once.

I just can't make it any easier than that folks.



Pick your time


Beginning Drawing Class Syllabus

This syllabus is the same for morning or evening classes.  Morning classes are held on Tuesday morning 10-noon, and evening classes are held on Thursday 6-8 p.m.  There will be 4 classes, 2 hours each for a total of 8 hours of instruction for $80.  Students are responsible for their own supplies.  (List included).

Classes begin August 22 for morning class and August 24 for evening class.  Class fees must be paid in advance and class size is limited to 8.  The evening class on August 31 may be pushed back one week because of the Labor Day holiday.

Supply List:
Sketch pad, should be marked sketch pad, not less than 14” x 11”., bigger is better in this case.   Should have minimum of 40 pages.

Set of graphite pencils, minimum 8 pencil set, graduated hardness, from at least B-6 to H-6.  

Pencil Sharpener - though often the pencils do not fit the sharpeners.  I use an exact knife to sharpen my pencils.

Kneaded eraser - 

Often you can find a set with a good mix of pencils, a sharpener and an eraser for under $15.

Pkg of blending stumps approx $2.99.

Week 1 - We will be getting acquainted with our materials as we learn about creating form using shading, making a gray scale, scumbling, cross hatching, using blending stumps to blend.  We’ll also be drawing a number of simple subjects such, as fruit, cups, mugs, vases, etc.

Week 2 - We will be learning about perspective and planes as we perspect buildings, fence rows, paths, roads, rivers, etc.  We’ll also be looking at and working on the perspective of a still life and a landscape drawing.  Perspective is important to understand in order to make your drawing or painting not look wonky.  

Week 3 - We will be learning how to draw the various parts of a landscape, such as; clouds, bldg, fence, road, path, river, trees, weeds, hills and rocks.  Hopefully we’ll actually get started on the landscape itself in the 2nd hour, but you will have drawn all the parts, so you can work on this at home.

Week 4 - We will be drawing a vase of flowers from life.  We will use many of the lessons we have learned, such as creating form and shading and perspective.  We will learn how to draw several flowers such as; iris, zinnias, daisies and Queen Anne’s lace.  

Classes basically begin with student watching what is being taught and then going back to their seats and doing what they learned.  That pattern is repeated with each new concept.  

This course of 4 classes will give you a lot of basic information and practical experience and a jumping off place for you to practice at home what you have learned.  

If you’ve always wanted to learn to draw but haven’t had much success by yourself or with books, this class is definitely for you.  

I probably won’t assign homework, but it would be to your advantage to continue to work at home, especially on the things you’re struggling with.




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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.