Friday, September 28, 2012

Art Classes - Introduction to Portrait Drawing


This past summer I lost a good friend when Maxine Cushman, owner of Cushman's Art Supply in Pocatello, suddenly passed away.  I always felt like I was more than just another customer to her, and yet I know there are others who felt the same way.  There were many times when she had tears in her eyes as she expressed her honest desires to support the local artists.

I was recently approached by Cushman's about putting together some art lessons and am thrilled to feel like part of the Cushman's Team.  This will be a learning experience for all of us as we learn through what I'm sure will be a fair amount of trial and error.  Once again, I owe Cushman's for investing their faith in my yet to develop abillities.

This first class is intended to invite all aspiring artists; but is particularly intended to prepare those who may have an interest in portraiture to learn some of the basic skills necessary for working in other mediums such as oil paint and pastel.  As one of my professors used to say, "If you can learn to draw, you can learn to paint".

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