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Basic Drawing: Drawing as Seeing

Dates:August 10 - September 7, 2024
Meets:Four Sat., 1-3:30PM Begins 08/10; Skips 8/17
Location:Colorado Free University in Lowry.
Cost: $110.00

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To draw well, you have to see well. The mind wants the hand to draw as it imagines things appear rather than what the eye observes. Come learn to see with the eyes of an artist and experiment with many basic drawing techniques such as contour, line, and gesture drawing, as well as learning to consider the importance of using negative space. We'll explore the fascinating process of describing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface (paper) in a way that evokes realistic representation. Deb Rohr is a lifelong artist who has a long background in drawing and painting. She also made a living as a motor sport and fine art/portrait photographer for more than 10 years. See the list of materials needed for class here:


Please bring and wear a mask for this class. $3 paid in class. Student buys & brings ($25+): All materials can be picked up at Michaels (Artist's Loft brand) or Hobby Lobby (Fine Touch brand) in prepackaged sets: 12 Graphite/Drawing/Sketching pencils (Michael's set has all needed: 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, and 6B). If buy at Hobby Lobby, also get a 5H, 4H, 3H, and 2H pencil. Also buy: a sharpie marker with two points, fine & medium, or two sharpies, 1 fine & 1 med, pencil sharpener w/ metal blade; soft white vinyl eraser; kneaded eraser, sanding pad or extra fine grit sanding paper; 1 large and 1 small blending stumps; 2 tortillons; a small piece of chamois; and a drawing pad or sketch pad with a paper thickness of 50 lb. 9 x 12 inches or larger.
Fee: $110.00

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Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far.
Date Day Time Location
08/10/2024Saturday1 PM to 3:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.
08/24/2024Saturday1 PM to 3:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.
08/31/2024Saturday1 PM to 3:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.
09/07/2024Saturday1 PM to 3:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.