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The Drawing Studio Gala Charity Art Sale

Italian Opera. pastel 19x25.

Join us for a festive celebration including food, music and art! ​ Art will be auctioned and available to anyone who purchases a ticket. Tickets are available in advance or at the event. All proceeds from this event help directly support the Drawing Studio.

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Introduction to Gouache (Spring 2016)

Color Study. gouache on paper. 4x6.

Use this fast drying medium for painting on the go, color studies or even create a master piece. Experiment and expand your knowledge of painting, using gouache, an opaque form of watercolor. The reverse of normal transparent watercolor techniques will app…

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The Drawing Studio Small Wonders Annual Show 2015

Blue & orange. gouache 5x7.

This show reflects a variety of media and sculpture with a multitude of subject matter. All original artwork (no prints) ​on display will be smaller than 11x14 (including frame) and available for sale, all priced at $200.00 or less. All proceeds from this event…

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Introduction to Gouache (Summer 2015)

Study of Cat. gouache on toned paper. 5x7.

Use this fast drying medium for painting on the go, color studies or even create a master piece. Experiment and expand your knowledge of painting, using gouache, an opaque form of watercolor. The reverse of normal transparent watercolor techniques…

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The Drawing Studio (TDS) Open House & Demonstration

Elephant. pastel on toned paper. 9x12.

The Drawing Studio will be having an Open House at their new location! Come see their new digs! See samples of Christy's work and learn more about the classes that she will be offering. Beginners to Advanced Are Most Welcome! Other faculty will also be p…

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Drawing Fundamentals II (Summer 2014)

Charcoal study. 11x14.

This class will deepen your understanding and mastery of foundation skills. You will explore organic subject matter in greater depth and focus more overtly on developing compositional skills. You will gain further skill in basic drawing media.

Adult Visual Art Class

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Drawing Fundamentals I (Spring 2014)

Charcoal study. 9x12.

An introduction to four foundational skills underlying the ability to communicate what and how we observe: shape/edge, measurement, light (value), and space (perspective). You will isolate and practice each skill, then begin to put them together in drawings that will sur…

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Navigating the Art Market of The 21st Century

The art market has been turned upside down in the past decades by the rise of the digital age. Explore past, present and future art market trends. Learn how to sell your work online, and the basics of what you need to be successful. No prior computer experience needed.

Adult Visual Art Class

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Composition Secrets from the Masters

Gericault's "The Raft of Medusa," composition structure.

We will 'reverse engineer' some famous masterpieces, reveal the artist's intent and build some new composing skills of our own. Artists you will learn how to build winning compositions in your own work! Art lovers, you'll be fascinated …

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Drawing Fundamentals I (Summer 2013)

Charcoal Study, 20x16.

Banish any fears you might have about your ability to draw by learning the basics! This course is an introduction the language of drawing and how it is used to communicate what and how we observe the world around us. Students will focus on: 1) shapes and edges, 2) propo…

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