Drawing from Life for Teens – D0509-19

Date: Jul 01 - 05, 2019

Skill Level(s): Ages 13 - 17 i

Instructor(s): Lauren Peterson

Tuition: $575
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $25

Time: 9AM – 3PM


Hone your drawing skills and add exciting work to your growing portfolio. This teen-specific workshop is designed to teach young artists not only how to draw recognizable objects, but to develop new ways of seeing the world. Students focus on basic design elements including line, composition, color, scale and perspective. Working from a still life, self-portraiture and the landscape, students learn a variety of methods to enhance fundamental drawing skills. Working mostly from observation, explore a wide range of media and subject matter to improve technical and creative abilities.


Using traditional drawing materials including graphite, charcoal and ink, students work with elements of line, value and mark-making in a variety of experiments and exercises to develop works on paper. Students also explore alternative drawing materials and methods.


There are demonstrations, followed by hands-on experimentation. Group discussions, drawing, exercises, one-on-one help, and plenty of time to draw in the studio are provided.


Lauren Peterson received her MFA from Georgia State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art, Goya Contemporary, and the International Printing Museum. Lauren is the Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.


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