SJ141 Drawing Studio: January/February

  • 14 Jan 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 18 Feb 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • Artist's Studio, Paris, 75015; Metro: Balard
  • 6


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full Course - All sessions or else pro-rata

Registration is closed

Thursdays, 14, 21 & 28 January, and 4, 11 & 18 February 2016
10:00 AM -12:30 PM
Cost: 240 
Pro-rata option also available: 48 per session

This class meets weekly in Jan Olsson’s Paris art studio. 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
Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

When you draw you learn to see.  The world unfolds before your eyes, one page and one mark at a time.  In this drawing studio, every experience is as fun as it is challenging.  Through attentive observation, engaged imagination, and practical study from samples of contemporary and traditional artists' drawings, students learn a wide variety of approaches and techniques. These include:

  • Line drawings in pencil or pen from botanical subjects
  • Rendering light and shadow in charcoal
  • Creating depth and volume with pen and ink wash
  • Composing a composition from a still life or photograph
  • Creating texture with combined media
  • Drawing with colored pencils and chalk pastels
  • Figure drawing and portraiture from a live model

Course Requirements

This class is suitable for all levels.  Specialty papers 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 as a full-time fine arts faculty member at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Jan has specialized in continuing studio arts education for adults. She has taught beginning to graduate-level figure drawing at the University level. Her paintings, prints and drawings focus on the figure. Visit Jan Olsson's website to see examples of her work.

Image credit: Jan Olsson

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
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