Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing
with Shawn Dell Joyce

Tuesdays, 6 classes
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate

Offered for:

Spring Session (Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)

Summer Session 2 (July 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24)

Learn how to draw exactly what you see from direct observation. Shawn Dell Joyce teaches you how to see, identify and draw five values from light to dark. Start with single object studies and move to multiple objects in a still life. Create the illusion of dimensionality through values and sketching. Learn proportion and using simple sighting to create the illusion of depth and perspective in your drawings. Also learn the laws of proportion with human head and how to draw portraits, and finally put it all together and make a drawing based on your own subject. This course is based upon Betty Edward’s book; “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.”

Supply List:  

  • sketchbook or paper and pencil
  • charcoal (if you have it)
  • an eraser

I’ll be making up kits for each person and will have certain special supplies available so don’t feel that you need to purchase new supplies. Just bring what you have.

 

Purchasing a gift for someone? Consider a gift card! Call us at 727-822-7872 or drop in during business hours!

Non-Members – $180    Members – $153

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For more information or to register over the phone, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872


Instructor Bio:

Shawn Dell Joyce began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area in the 1980’s and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists. Her entrepreneurial spirit called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School.  Almost twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. Joyce continues to be executive director of the Wallkill River School of Art, a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of preserving agricultural history while creating economic opportunity for local artists. The Wallkill River School brings cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces.

Shawn Dell Joyce has won many prestigious awards for including 1st in the Quick Draw at the 2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, and People’s Choice in the International Plein Air Paint Out 2005 in Niagara Falls.  She is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national exhibits and plein air festivals, and is represented by galleries in NY and Florida. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country. Her work is included in collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.

www.ShawnDellJoyce.com