- April 7, 2017 - May 19, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
For those who have already taken the Fundamentals of Drawing I class or who have previous drawing experience, this 6 week class will continue to build on skills learned, and to explore aspects of realist drawings from life and occasionally from master drawings. We will be using still life, natural forms, plaster casts, and human beings when we can get them! We will also work on our knowledge of drawing materials, which in this class will include colored pencils, and pan pastel and pen and ink.
“Mastering the basic principles of art does not limit expression, distinctiveness, or personal freedom in our work. Rather, it strengthens these qualities by giving them structure.” Juliette Aristides
*Note there is no Drawing I this session
12:30pm – 2:30pm
April 7, 14, 21, May 5, 12, & 19th (no class April 28)
Member $160, Non-members $180
Students with previous drawing experience or those who have taken Fundamentals of Drawing I
Materials (NAA gift shop is now carrying all your need supplies listed below, except paper towels)
Kneaded eraser (looks like gum-like grey square)
18″ x 24″ or 14″ x 17″ good drawing pad or paper(not newsprint)
Drawing pencils set: At minimum, please bring the following pencils 2H,HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
Prismacolor color pencils (optional)
Pencil rubber eraser (white or pink)
Wet wipes and paper towels
About the Instructor Susan Spellman started her art career as a staff illustrator at a filmstrip company after getting a BA in art from Marymount College in NY. She next worked as a freelance illustrator of children’s books and magazines, and has illustrated more than 30 books to date. The majority of her illustrations were created in watercolor and colored pencil, or a combination of the two. While continuing to work as an illustrator and a portrait artist, Susan has been focusing more attention in the last 10 years on her own work as a painter. She works primarily on site, painting “en plein air” in oil paint on either canvas or panels. She has also been focused on creating a body of work with dancers as the subject matter.
Susan has been a member of the Newburyport Art Association since 1996, and a member of the “Newburyport 10” Plein Air Painters. She has a studio in Newburyport and exhibits in galleries and venues throughout the New England area.