- Fundamental of Drawing 2
September 28, 2018 - November 2, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fundamentals of Drawing Level II (for students with Level 1 experience)
With Susan Spellman
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
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov 4
Member $160, Non-members $180
Students with previous drawing experience or those who have taken Fundamentals of Drawing I
Download a class page by clicking Fundamentals of Drawing 2
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. 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. Her primary interest is to capture those fleeting moments when the combination of light and color feels magical and all the elements combine to create a story. She works primarily on site, painting “en plein air” in oil paint on either canvas or panels. The inspiration for her work comes primarily from the richness of the natural world in and around the Newburyport area.
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.