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February 24 - March 24, 2023

LLL Intuitive Drawing

Assembly Room 3 • 501 E Hopkins San MarcosTX  78666 Organized by City of San Marcos
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Friday, March 24, 2023.

In this course, you will learn how to be more responsive to imagery and more intuitive in your approach to drawing.
Image of a pencil drawing of a cat
Drawing by Dariusz Zapala
When: Fridays: February 24, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 Where: San Marcos Activity Center Time: 10 AM to 1:00 PM Fee: $50:00
Course Description: The course will focus initially on gestures and extended gestures to describe the “thing/s” that we are trying to depict. By doing quicker drawings, we train our minds first to respond to the generalities of the view instead of the details. We learn to quickly make assessments about heights, widths, angles, proportions, lights, darks, and textures within the view. We will then begin developing longer drawings, trying to maintain a responsive, intuitive approach.
As we build our responsiveness, our work will become necessarily more expressive and confident. There will be guided exercises in class, demonstrations and digital presentations. We will be using a variety of media to build our drawings in class. Students will be asked to take what they learn from the exercises and do one or two weekly drawings at home as well.
12x16 Mixed media paper tablet or heavy watercolor paper (You can work directly in the tablet or you can take sheets out and tape to a drawing board.) Soluble Graphite or Sketch and Wash Pencil #8 Round Watercolor Brush Glass Jar for water Stick of Compressed Charcoal Natural Artist Chamois for smudging charcoal 1 Soft Charcoal Pencil Soft Vine Charcoal 4B Graphite Pencil Vinyl Eraser (white plastic) Eraser Stick Exacto Knife Pencil Sharpener Painters Tape if you think you will need it to tape down your paper.
*You can also choose to do this course with another dry media such as pan pastels, pastel pencils, or dry pastel. The exercises will be the same regardless. If you choose to work with color, that will add an element of complexity and visual interest.

Presented by Roxana Tuff: Roxy is a metalsmith and illustrator who holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a MFA in Painting. She is an outstanding instructor having taught in the art studio area at Texas State for 14 years and for Life-Long Learning for 7 years.

San Marcos Parks and Recreation in association with The Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area. The classes are primarily for those age 60 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. To REGISTER or for more information stop by the Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins or add it to your cart now .

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Assembly Room 3 at San Marcos Activity Center
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February 24 - March 24, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed


Assembly Room 3

501 E Hopkins San MarcosTX  78666

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