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Drawing 101- Art for Beginners

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Drawing 101- Art for Beginners

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Put pencil to paper while you learn the fundamentals of drawing!

*This class start date was postponed to July 3rd and registration is still open. Join now!*

Tuesdays, July 3rd – August 21st
6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor
Fee: $80/person
With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt
Advanced registration required; attendance limited to 10 students.


Drawing 101 is back by popular demand! This class is 8 weeks long with 1.5 hours of instruction & projects followed by a half hour of bonus (optional) drawing time. Students can leave at 7:30 p.m. if they’d like or stay and draw at The Sierra Art Parlor

Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of drawing basics, the tools to practice at home, and beautiful sketches to show off to friends and family!

Student Supply List:

  1. A Spiral-Bound Sketch Book or Drawing Pad in 14″ x 17″, 11″ x 17″ or 12″ x 18″ sizes. We recommend the Canson or Strathmore brands.
  2. A Set of Drawing Pencils (4H, 2H, H, HB, 2B, and 6B)
  3. Kneaded Eraser (grey)
  4. Drawing Stump (blending stick)

This 6-pencil set comes with the kneaded eraser & a pencil sharpener!

What You’ll Learn in this Class:

This class focuses on the essentials of drawing: making beautiful lines, and how to create shape and form with shading and composition. Throughout this class, students will engage in fun drawing exercises like contour line drawing, to build the connection between the eyes, hand and brain. Students will also play with shading to create depth and light, and work towards a final still-life composition. We’ll play with some different drawing tools and surfaces (provided) and have a lot of FUN creating and learning.

You will leave the class series with a basic understanding of how to make a drawing, resources to continue growing as a drawist, and the knowledge that you too, can draw! Pick up your pencil and join us at The Learnery!

About the Instructor

Cate the Funmaker is a Sacramento area artist, crafter, and instructor who empowers and encourages others to explore their creativity without trepidation, no matter their level of prior experience. The transformative power of art is something we can all experience when we let go of perfection and enjoy the process. Cate is addicted to making- anything & everything! -and runs the Sierra Art Parlor located in the cottage at the Sierra 2 Center.


July 3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Learnery
1 (916) 452-3005 x 208


Sierra Art Parlor
2791 24th Street 95818 United States + Google Map