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Workshop | Drawing & Painting 101 2-Day

February 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


This is a 2-day Workshop taking place on a consecutive Wednesday and Thursday. Students must be able to attend both sessions.

Wednesday, February 15th 11am – 3pm

Thursday, February 16th 11am – 3pm


This course is designed for beginner artists interested in learning the basic fundamentals of drawing and painting. Students will leave this workshop with a finished painting of lemons in a bowl, and a general knowledge to continue their drawing and painting journey! The skills and step by step methods to bringing a painting to life on canvas will be valuable for future creation beyond this workshop.

Day ONE – Learn and draw the VALUE Scale, discuss composition, and explore drawing using the GRID method. Undercoat canvas with Cadmium Red paint. And if time allows, will draw the lemons on the canvas to prepare for day two.

Day TWO – Using all the tools we learned from drawing on day one, students will transfer the Lemon drawing onto the 16×20 canvas, which has been undercoated with a cadmium red paint. Students will start the painting using the values to block in the shapes. As students continue to paint, we will discuss color theory and using the color wheel. Students will learn to keep the composition simple, using shapes, value contrast, color, and temperature. The instructor encourages each student to find their own style using dynamic brush strokes.

All materials are provided including drawing & painting materials:

Reference photos, grid insert sleeve, pencils, eraser, sketch paper, 16 x 20 stretched canvas, cadmium red light (undercoat), color wheel, acrylic paints, brushes, aprons, table top easels, step by step handouts

Tickets: $225 includes materials fee

** Please note, Refunds will be processed only if requested 72+ hours prior to scheduled workshop date/time. No refund will be given if requested less than seventy two (72) hours until scheduled workshop time for any reason. Only one ticket transfer will be allowed per person per workshop type, and will only occur if requested outside of the 72 hour mark of the registered workshop. To request a refund and cancel your ticket, please call 561-330-9614**


About the Instructor:

Colleen Thompson earned her Bachelor of Fines Arts degree in graphic design and photography from the Savannah College of Art (formerly the Atlanta College of Art) in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied drawing and painting at the Detroit Institute of Art in Michigan as well as Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL. After having a successful career working as an art director and computer graphic artist for 25 years, Thompson returned to her passion, picked up the paint brushes and painted again. A member of the Florida Watercolor Society since 2012, Thompson resides in South Florida with her husband George and their three daughters.

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February 15, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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