Beginning  and Continuing Drawing

Beginning Drawing

                  Can't draw a straight line with a ruler?

     Do you remember how much fun it was to draw with the freedom of a child? Our beginning class will teach you how to do that again.
    There is also a class for children designed to help them learn technique while maintaining and developing their innate creativity in a professional art studio.

Allesandro, Lindsey and Calen Drawing Perspective  May 05Isaiah making color wheel at The Linden Tree Beginning Drawing Class Max drawing at the Linden Tree Art Classes

Subjects covered will include:
  • form and line
  • shading and shadows
  • shape and proportion
  • texture and pattern
  • composition 
  • perspective and color

    You will receive individualized instruction and have the opportunity to explore working with pen, graphite, charcoal and conte on various types of paper. All supplies and materials are included in your class fee.

Top: left  Isiah making color wheel.  Right: Allesandro, Lindsey and Calen learn perspective.  Below:  Max drawing

Continuing Drawing

For those who have had Beginning Drawing or its equivalent, a chance to explore in greater depth the tools, materials and techniques of realistic, abstract, expressionistic and other forms of drawing. We will pay extra attention to structure and form, do a little figure drawing and go outside and draw nature and buildings when the weather is right.

student drawing
Loren drawing figure

Kevin Gunderson drawing shell 0602Kevin drawing shell
Portrait Making (Drawing or Sculpture) or Figure Drawing
      Figure Drawing will teach you how to draw the human form—so it will have the right proportions, will not look clumsy and will look like it’s standing up when it’s supposed to be.
    All levels welcome, but the class will be more rewarding if you have had a beginning drawing class.

    Portrait Making will teach you to make accurate and expressive portraits through the study of form, volume, skull anatomy, character and the other factors that make a person recognizable from up close or a distance. Work in drawing (one session) or in clay (two sessions). See sculpture for details of  portrait making in clay. 

Drawing Schedule and Times: Summer Classes
  • Beginning and Continuing Drawing, Children 10 yrs. and up: Wed.10-12*
  • Beginning and Continuing Drawing, Adults (& Teens) Tues. 4-6 or 6:30-8:30*
  • Figure Drawing, Teens/Adults: Mon. 6:30-8:30 or Sat 11-1 pm * NEW
  • Portrait Making, Teens/Adults: contact if interested.

  • *If these times don't work for you, schedule your own class. All we need is a total of three students and an opening in our schedule. Please contact to arrange.

All Drawing Class fees per four- week session:
  • Child, $100. Teen/Adult, $120
  • All materials and use of equipment included in fee
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Figure Drawing   Sculpture   Painting  Children's Art Studio   Adult/Teen Art Studio

940 Tyler  #4     Benicia CA 94510     707-746-5516     email
Last updated May 24, 2010