Contour Drawing Immersive with Armin Mersmann
    Presented by
    Lower Carnegie Studio
    Daily, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

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    $385.00 (become a member)

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    There are five types of contour drawing; in this 10-hour two-day class, you will work with blind contour, closed counter, and, if there is time, open contour drawings. You will also see samples of cross-contour and shaded contour drawings. 

    Paper will be supplies. Please bring a 4B and 2B graphite pencil, sharpener, good ruler, and kneaded eraser.


    A contour drawing is an outline of the subject drawn with a series of strokes that describe its shape. Contour drawing employs thick, thin and varying lines to capture movement and light to capture the essence of form and movement. The technique allows you to see things differently by focusing on both shape and edge relationships while developing a better sense of proportion. This is a great way to practice your observation skills, which are essential for any artist. It also helps you develop an eye for detail and build up your confidence in drawing.

    Contour Drawing Examples


    This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
    There are no prerequisites and all skill levels are welcome.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Armin Mersmann

    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 cancelled. 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.)