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Copying the Masters - Online


with Tina Figarelli

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Is there an artist you admire? Copying the work of one of the Great Masters like Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, or Picasso not only helps you to become a better artist, but is also a powerful way for you to begin to develop your own unique style.

In this new online course, choose one of your favorite artists/works of art and create an exact copy. Choose any drawing from your favorite artist or pick from one chosen by the instructor.

With instructor guidance, you’ll replicate (as much as possible) the drawing with the same materials, paper, and dimensions as the original. After the class, you will have a replica of your favorite piece to hang in your home.

Supplies may vary depending on the artist you choose -the instructor will reach out for questions. These are the basics:

  • One Strathmore Artagain assorted toned sketchbook, 12” x1 8”
  • One General’s Charcoal Pencil set (2B, 4B, 6B, white, and kneaded eraser) OR Nitram Charcoal starter kit (sandpaper block, H stick, HB stick, B stick)
  • One HB pencil
  • Optional: Tombow Dual Brush pen, dark grey

Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s.

Note: Designed for students age 16 and above with some drawing experience. The course includes two instructional videos and two Zoom sessions with the instructor for guidance, helpful critique, and/or questions about your work. Videos are available beginning March 31. The live Zoom sessions are held April 7 and 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Students should expect to dedicate some time between the two sessions. Course# DRW105.221.01

Watercolor Pencil for Beginners - Online


with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore watercolor pencils in this live online course for beginners and experienced artists alike. Learn everything you need to get started – paper (hot & cold press paper), pencils, how to put the color down, layering, and blending. During each session, you'll review and work on a rendering with the guidance of the instructor.

This course is live on Zoom and meets for 90 minutes, 3-4:30 p.m.,  Tuesday, April 6-27. A recording of each session will be available for you to view if you are unable to attend a live session. It is expected that students will be able to dedicate time between the sessions. Reference images will be supplied. Course# DRW108.221.01

What you will need:

  • 36ct Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
  • 9"x12" Blicks Cold Press Watercolor Pad
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)
  • Watercolor Brushes, small round and angled
  • Helpful extras….. Smooth surface to draw on, drawing board, container for water

Supplies can be purchased at Dick Blick or other online/retail outlets. Links for Zoom sessions are sent through email by the instructor prior to the course start date. 

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