Drawing Lessons From The Outdoors

Drawing Lessons From The Outdoors

Tue | May 4-Jun 8 | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
5 Sessions
Ages: Adults (16+) | $125 | Mary Ann McCarthy McArdle

The objects of nature not only have the power to bring “solace to the soul”, they also serve as excellent subjects for making art.  Walking through the woods, a nearby park or even your own yard can provide great inspiration and opportunity for developing your drawing skills. We will begin with basic drawing exercises to learn and strengthen our skills as observers and artists. We will review the elements of art that include line, value, shape, space and composition.  Students will be encouraged to bring examples from nature to draw as still life; the more simple, ordinary and every day the better!  Subjects will be items from your own garden or those that have already “surrendered” themselves to the ground as you walk the sidewalks and paths outside your yard. We will also take inspiration from artwork by well known artists, past and present,  that celebrate the many wonders of the natural world.

Class format: We will meet together using Zoom video conferencing. An invite will be emailed to you before the first class session, and you'll need internet access on your computer, tablet, or phone to participate.


Our last class will be “en plein air”; where we step away from our Zoom screens and meet, in person, at a nearby outdoor setting TBA. Beginners and those who are wishing to take their skills a step further are welcome!

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