Drawing & Painting


Pencil Drawing and Sketching

Drawing is fundamentally learning how to “see” and then to translate what you are seeing onto the paper. It is a skill that anyone can learn – much like riding a bike or learning to drive a car. The criteria for success are the desire to learn and a willingness to put in some time to practice.

In this very comprehensive six week class, you will learn not only how to sketch, but also how to create realistic, detailed, pencil drawings of a wide variety of subjects. Through demonstrations and lots of drawing practice you will learn how to control the size of your drawings, understand perspective, see and quickly measure proportions, simplify complicated subjects and artistically arrange your subjects on the paper.

You will also discover how to see light and shadow and then translate that information into your drawings. The many subjects that you will be learning how to draw in this class include buildings, interiors, people, birds and animals, still life subjects and landscapes.

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Information and Registration

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
Pencil Drawing and Sketching Tricia Reichert 9/22/2018 - 10/13/2018,
11/03/2018 - 11/10/18
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - noon
$189 Enroll Now
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Drawing with Sumi Ink

A bottle of ink, a bamboo pen, a brush and paper open up a world of possibilities. In this class you will learn how to make your drawings with Sumi ink and then, adding ink washes, along with a little watercolor if you wish, you will create a variety of beautiful ink and wash drawings. The subjects that you will be exploring during this class include animals and birds. You will start all of the drawings in pencil until you are comfortable with drawing directly with ink.

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Information and Registration

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
Drawing with Sumi Ink Tricia Reichert 11/17/2018,
12/01/2018 - 12/15/2018
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - noon
$169 Enroll Now
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About the Instructor

Tricia Reichert obtained her formal teaching credentials from Battersea College, University of London. Although she had always been keenly interested in art, most of her artistic expressions were made through her chosen major of Home Economics and minor of Textile Art. When more time became available, Tricia developed her true passion for art and for the past twenty eight years has studied and practiced drawing and painting in a wide variety of media. She specializes in the art of portraiture in pastel and watercolor. Her other areas of expertise and interest include many forms of printmaking and figurative sculpture. Tricia also teaches a wide range of classes, workshops and individual students. In teaching, she uses her broad experience and highly developed, natural teaching ability to present all material and explanations in the most accessible way.

“I believe that in art, as in writing, a developed vocabulary and an understanding of grammar are necessary fundamental requirements for self expression. In art the vocabulary could be attributed to the use of the materials, while the grammar may be considered the design and composition of the finished work. My aim as an art teacher is always to devise and present the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of art related skills, (in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking) in ways that make them accessible and easy to understand”.

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Art Materials Resources

Local Sources for Supplies

  • Art Central, Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo
  • Aaron Bros, Higuera Sreet, San Luis Obispo
  • Michaels, Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
  • The Artery, Atascadero

Online Sources for Supplies

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