Drawing from Life for Teens – D02W09-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): Ages 13-17 i

Instructor(s): Paul Keefe

Price Option(s):
$175 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$575 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Hone your drawing skills and add exciting work to your growing portfolio in this teen-specific workshop designed to teach young artists not only how to draw recognizable objects, but to develop new ways of seeing the world. In this online workshop, we focus on the most basic design elements including line, composition, color, scale, and perspective through live demonstrations via video conferencing software. Working from a still life, self-portraiture, and the landscape, students learn a variety of methods to enhance fundamental drawing skills and to build a strong and dynamic portfolio of original drawings. We explore a wide range of media and subject matter to improve technical and creative abilities, including alternative approaches to drawing including drawing from sound, body movement, and drawing using three-dimensional elements.


Graphite, charcoal, ink, ink washes, marker, non-art materials. Drawing from observation, abstraction, narrative, and gesture. Contour, cross-contour, blind-contour, hatching and shading, line weight and value, proportion, and negative space


Paul Keefe is an artist working primarily in painting and sculpture. He has exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Lane Meyer Projects in Denver, CO. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Kansas and was an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.


Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM.

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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