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art on the meadow workshop - smart like a pencil - drawing for painters

9/14/2020 - 9/16/2020
Monday 10AM - 5PM, Tuesday 10AM - 5PM, Wednesday 10AM - 1PM
Venue: Ox-Bow Campus
3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI 49453

Smart Like A Pencil: Drawing For Painters runs for 2.5 days September 14-16, 2020, taught by David Baker, and costs $190.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the practical drawing skills that every painter, regardless of media, should know. These skills will be taught sequentially, so there is a natural integration into the development of a painting. Some of the topics we’ll cover are: selecting subject matter, thumbnail sketching, composition, value studies, making a cartoon, transferring the drawing to the substrate, and editing/correcting the drawing as the painting progresses. The emphasis is on practical tools that every painter can use.

Art on the Meadow is a unique program, providing an intergenerational space for students to come together in the inspiring natural environment at Ox-Bow for half day, one day, or short term multi-day classes. Our workshops are geared toward teen and adult makers of all experience levels, age 13 and up. Art on the Meadow workshops offer participants an opportunity to connect traditional art and craft processes with contemporary ideas and approaches to artmaking. We strive for our workshops to be imaginatively challenging and logistically accessible for our West Michigan neighbors. Come jump into Ox-Bow’s creative community (and maybe even into our beautiful lagoon)!


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