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VIRTUAL - Essential Drawing for the Painting Practice

  • June 14, 2022
  • June 28, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • June 14, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:30 PM (CDT)
  • June 21, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:30 PM (CDT)
  • June 28, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:30 PM (CDT)
  • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
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VIRTUAL - Essential Drawing for the Painting Practice

Jason Michael Bentley

Tuesday afternoons

June 14, 21, 28

12:00 - 2:30pm Central Time

$115 members/$145 non-members

Level: Novice, Beginner, and Intermediate

With the exception of other mediums that lend themselves well to the direct painting approach, watercolor is best suited to a bit of pre-paint planning and design.

A basic understanding of drawing is essential to any painting program. In this class we will learn the constructive principles of drawing, and apply them to develop space and form in still-life, landscapes, and the portrait, specifically tailored for the art of painting.

Week 1: Tools and principles


  • Understanding the range of pencils, erasures, and blenders.
  • Hand positions and control of the pencil
  • Using helpful guides and optical measuring for building simple and complex shapes

Project:  From a photo provided - Draw a still-life 

Week 2: Elements of Design


  • 1 and 2 point perspective
  • The importance of line, shape, space, value

Project:  Drawing a simple urban landscape

Week 4: Anatomy for the Portrait


  • Understanding the individual features
  • Construction of features and measurements for the head 

Project:  Drawing a simple portrait 

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