Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

Animal Safari Sketch & Draw Adult Art Class

Peacock. gouache on toned paper. 5x7.

Go on a super fun safari, to sketch or draw the animals on location at the fabulous International Wildlife Museum. Get a close-up look at taxidermy mammals and birds from the collection in the upstairs classroom. Through a series of simple exercises with a focus on gesture, structure & anatomy, you will learn how to draw animals. You will also explore how to render texture such as fur or reptilian skin.

We will setup animals within the classroom in the proper studio lighting to create dynamic compositions and practice smaller studies.
Each session also includes time for practice in the downstairs natural history museum on animals within their own diorama.

Adult Visual Art Class
Offered via The Art Verve Academy (AVA).
No prerequisite, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

‚ÄčAbout the Art Verve Academy
The Art Verve Academy (AVA) is mobile art school without brick & mortar boundaries, established to support the local Tucson, Arizona arts community. Classes are held in rented spaces, where instructors foster an encouraging, accepting, & considerate environment. AVA offers weekly classes for adults at any level who would like to learn, create or cultivate the visual arts within a variety of mediums, subject matter or techniques in sketching, drawing & painting.

Christy Olsen

Jan. 20, 27 in 2018

(2) Saturday Afternoons (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) 3 hours per session

Tucson Pastel Society (TPS) Art Center
2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, AZ 85705

Online ( or phone: +1 (520) 477-7035

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Materials List for this Class

Note this class is not medium specific these are the minimum. If you would like to bring more, please do. Demonstrations will be in charcoal or pencil.

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