Drawing and Design I

    Visual Arts Room
    Presented by
    Mondays, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
    Grade Range
    11th grade - Adult
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $195.00 (become a member)

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    Drawing is the foundation for so many forms of art, and it's something anyone can learn to do. This course is designed for beginners and will help you develop your drawing skills and discover compositional principles to help you improve your two-dimensional artwork.

    Whether you are new to drawing or painting, looking to fill gaps in your arts education, or looking to restart your studio practice, this class has something for you. Over six sessions, we will cover key concepts and techniques for observational drawing from life, including blind contour, contour, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, working with value light on form, principles of composition, and gestalt principles.

    All supplies provided.

    SKILL LEVEL: Beginner.

    This class is designed for beginning drawers. More experienced drawers and painters may also benefit from reviewing the fundamental concepts and skills of this class. 

    This is a skill-building class and will focus on observational drawing techniques. Fundamental drawing concepts and vocabulary will be presented through lectures, slides, and live demonstrations. Expect to begin class with gentle critiques and conversations, followed by a slide lecture, an in-person demonstration, and work time. Optional homework will be assigned. 

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Liz Erlewine

    Visual Arts Director
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are canceled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)