January 10th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: 428 Moore Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Age of Students: Open to 14 years – adult
Fee: $150 for six classes
This six-part workshop will introduce drawing as a basic expression of visual thinking. Students will work from direct observation of still life set up in the studio using different materials. This workshop is perfect for those with little or no drawing experience and for others who want to revisit some of the basics. In addition to visual problem solving and working toward a final composition, we will start each class looking at examples of how artists from the past and present use drawing in their work.
Materials to bring:
  • Graphite pencils – 6H, 4H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Charcoal pencils – soft, medium, and hard
  • Willow/Vine charcoal sticks – variety of thicknesses and hardnesses
  • Compressed charcoal – Alphacolor Quartet Char-Kole Squares, box of 3
  • Conté crayons – sanguine and bistre 
  • White pencil
  • Standard pen holder
  • Black drawing ink
  • Speedball standard point dip pen nibs – #513EF globe nib, #512 bowl pointed nib, #56 standard school nib, #99 standard drawing nib
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Vinyl eraser
  • Retractable eraser – such as Generals Factis Mechanical eraser
  • Exacto knife
  • Artist tape or blue painter’s tape – 1” width
  • 18” x 24” pad of white drawing paper, or roll of drawing paper
  • Personal sketchbook –  any size is fine
About Instructor:
Nicole Irene Anderson recently moved to Healdsburg after earning her B.F.A. in Painting/Drawing last May at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She also studied at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo where she earned an A.A. in Studio Art, and an A.A. in Art History and Professional Practices. Currently, Anderson is working on oil and mixed-media paintings that depict environments where multiple actions unfold within each composition. Some of the themes explored in her recent body of work include, the West and the technological sublime, notions of progress, and speculation of future landscapes.