South Pomfret, Vermont
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Introduction to Drawing

Learn how to draw in this supportive beginner-level class.

This introductory studio course teaches drawing from observation and the skills for becoming fluent with basic draftsmanship. Learning observational drawing equips the aspiring artist to be able to handle virtually any subject matter across all media, including painting, sculpting, and design. It is the most rudimentary form of artistic expression and is usually a prerequisite in colleges and universities.

We will focus on still life subject matter while also exploring other contemporary and traditional subjects. In-class content will be teacher-led and will center on proportion, negative space, value, perspective, and most importantly, composition. Students will practice a small number of exercises in a sketchbook outside of class. A consistent practice with help and feedback from the instructor in a friendly environment offers a great learning experience. This course will develop artistic capabilities that further students’ expertise and creativity.

Students must bring their own art supplies.  Click here for the supply list.

Benjamin S. Anderson has lived coast to coast. As a practicing musician and artist throughout his life, Benjamin was motivated to pursue an MFA in painting to expand his knowledge and develop a pedagogical approach to observational painting. He received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016 and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in 2019. Benjamin has exhibited at numerous venues and his works are in private collections nationwide. For more information about Benjamin please visit his website.

IMPORTANT: The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our #1 priority. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, it becomes necessary for Artistree to close its doors this fall, any in-progress classes will move to an online format. Our instructors and patrons will keep in mind that a transition to virtual learning is a possibility. Artistree will issue no refunds or credits for classes that cannot continue to run in person and must move to a virtual platform.