SS291 Drawing Practice: Learning to See

  • 29 Sep 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 24 Nov 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • Artist's studio, 75015; Metro: Balard
  • 14


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed
Tuesdays, 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 October, and 3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: 300 
Pro-rata option also available: 48 per session 

Participants in this unique drawing course meet weekly in a private studio overlooking the Parc André Citroën. It is designed for:
  • beginners who would like to learn to draw, but find it hard to start
  • those with experience who wish to refresh their drawing skills
  • anyone wishing to enhance their perceptual skills
  • students who desire the structure and inspiration of weekly sessions
  • those who would benefit from the guidance of an experienced teacher
  • those who enjoy practicing in a group.
When you draw you learn to see. The world unfolds before your eyes, one page and one mark at a time. "Practice, practice, practice and everything will come", these words by a famous yogi also apply to drawing. Participants in this class are guided through drawing exercises adaptable to their own level and interests. Techniques and skills practiced will be:
  • line drawings in pencil or pen from botanical subjects
  • rendering light and shadow in charcoal or ink wash
  • creating depth and volume with shading
  • composing a composition from a still life or photograph
  • creating texture with combined media
Course requirements

This class is suitable for all skill levels. Sketching paper and drawing ink are provided. A supply list and addresses of Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.

About the instructor

Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing. Since her tenure at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Jan has specialized in continuing studio arts education for adults. For examples of her work you can visit her website.

Image credit: Jan Olsson

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