Draw without Fear


New Workshop

Beginner: Location: VanDerVeer Studio & TBA

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5; 10am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)

TUITION: Members: $171; Non-members: $201

Learning to draw can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be intimidating for students who harshly judge their drawings against a posed model or an arranged object. James Erickson invites you to join a relaxed, non-intimidating, incremental learning class that will help you acquire and improve your skills. He will show you how to overcome the most common stumbling blocks of drawing and use basic elements and tools to record your observations. You are almost certain to wind up with drawings that more accurately and more freely capture what you see and feel about the subjects of your artwork. A materials list will be provided. www.jamesdeanerickson.com


World-renowned writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who was best known for her series of children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit once said:  “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” While learning to draw is not a skill that is acquired overnight, there really is no age limit to attaining new artistic skills.  In truth, it is never too late to start drawing. A long as you have the passion and willingness to learn, nothing is ever completely outside your reach…. Read more of this blog post by Lucy Wyndham.