Welcome to The Drawing Lab!
Get ready for an exciting drawing workshop that’s perfect for all levels—from beginner to advanced, everyone is sure to learn something new! It’s time to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of sketching as self-described “Drawing Evangelist”, Jaime Howard, takes you on a drawing adventure. Are you ready? Let’s go!
We’ll start by nailing down the basics of sketching with a pencil. You’ll learn how to make drawing a part of your daily routine, so you can keep honing those skills and discovering your inner artist. No need to fear that blank page anymore! We’ll help you conquer it, and you’ll be amazed at the artwork you’ll create.
Ever wondered how some artists capture every little detail? It’s all about “Looking vs. Seeing” – we’ll show you the tricks to observe like a pro, so your drawings pop with life and personality. And get this, your drawings won’t be flat and dull. We’ll teach you the magic of contour line drawing, and how to use cross-contour lines to add depth and shape to your creations. Your art will come to life!
Composition is the secret sauce to stunning drawings. Learn how to plan your work, and you’ll craft visual stories that keep viewers hooked and mesmerized. Speaking of mesmerizing, let’s talk about overlapping. You’ll use it to create depth and make your art truly captivating. Plus, we’ll show you how to lead the viewer’s eye through your drawing like a boss.
Line weight and value will become your new best friends, adding drama and contrast to your pieces. Proportions will be on point too, no more wonky-looking subjects!
Ever heard of a viewfinder? It’s a nifty tool that’ll change your drawing game, offering fresh perspectives that make your art stand out. And let’s not forget the magic of positive and negative space – it’s all part of the art wizardry you’ll learn in this workshop.
Pencil or pen? We’ll help you decide which one suits your style best. But most importantly, we want you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the creative process. Art is all about the joy of making, and we’re here to make sure you have a blast!
Come join us at The Drawing Lab, where you’ll explore the wonders of art, discover your hidden talents, and have a blast along the way. Let’s draw and have some fun!
Call or stop by the Gallery to enroll.
Supplies you will need to bring:
- Sketch book – Mixed-media or multi-media, at least 90 lb. weight paper (8×10” or larger)
- Pencils: HB and 2B drawing pencils
- Colored pencils: orange, red, dark blue/green (one each)
- Micron Pen – nib size PN, .01or .02 – black
- 1-5 small personal objects that you would like to draw
- Optional: small watercolor set, markers, or other drawing supplies that you would like to use
Included with enrollment:
Pencil sharpener, eraser, and ruler provided for your use
Self-serve coffee/tea bar & water available on site
Light lunch will be provided
About your instructor:
Jaime Howard is a professional artist and faculty member at Savannah College of Art and Design where she teaches drawing, painting, design and color theory. She conducts national and international workshops each year in Urban Sketching and Visual Journal and Travel Diary. She is a founding member of the First Coast Plein Air Painters and the Jacksonville chapter of Urban Sketchers.
Jaime’s enthusiasm for the almost-lost art of drawing and sketching leads her to describe herself as the Drawing Evangelist, passionate to share the love of drawing with her students. “Traveling and sketching makes each day thrilling; sharing the adventure with my students and fellow artists makes life fulfilling.”
If you have any questions about the syllabus, feel free to contact your instructor: Jaime Howard.
If you have questions about registration or non-syllabus issues, please call the Gallery: 386-752-5229