Beginning Drawing

4 week session

Tuesdays 11-1pm


Shawn Dell Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills: sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can learn how to draw realistically! Perfect first art class, or workshop for artists who are “just getting back into it.” Each session builds upon the basic skills, so you can continue drawing each month, or start at any point. Skills such as drawing exactly what you see-from direct observation, and being able to see and sketch 5 distinct values from light to dark are taught each month. Learn how to sight; gauge measurements and draw in perspective, and correct proportion. Draw still lifes, portraits and individual objects using a variety of drawing media like charcoal and pencils. Bring your own sketch book and pencil, I’ll supply the rest. 4 consecutive classes, 2 hours per class, no experience necessary!

Beginning Painting

4 Week Session

Mondays 10-12 or 6-8pm


This class covers the basics of painting starting with sketching on canvas for composition and value Working up a painting from dark to light, and evaluating for correct value, perspective and proportion. Color mixing, brushwork and what different brushes are for, and other basics. By the end of this series, you will know how to do a value sketch, transfer the drawing to canvas, mix all colors of the color wheel, and be able to mix color realistically, and learn to use different brushes, sponges, and palette knives to paint from photos.

Advanced Pastel

2 private lessons


Work one-on-one with Shawn and learn her pastel techniques for capturing light, creating dramatic lighting effects, layering pastel and so forth. Each session includes small studies and finished piece. You can learn something specific that you need help with or a general concept. Set up around your schedule. 

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