Erin Martin: Drawing Lab: Tuesdays 6-9 pm: February 24-March 10


Erin Martin: Drawing Lab: Tuesdays 6-9 pm: February 24-March 10


Drawing Lab 

Instructor: Erin Martin

Tuesdays, 6-9pm
3 weeks, $145
Feb 24 - March 10

See Erin's charcoal materials list

"If painting is painting, it is drawing. You do not stop drawing when you begin to paint, for painting is drawing.  If in your drawings you habitually disregard proportions, you become accustomed to the sight of distortion and lose critical ability. A person living in squalor eventually gets used to it." -Robert Henri 1921

Shape up your drawing through still life and interior studies in charcoal. Each week will be an effort to complete a drawing from observation, start to finish, with assistance available throughout the process. A short directed warmup of mark-making standing at easels will begin each evening to loosen up your arm and calibrate your touch.

Depending on your area of need, you may: Learn to use a sighting stick to fine tune size, distance, proportion, and angles. Draw volume through the form and express contour in living, weighted mark. Bring critical scrutiny to the incidental specifics of every shape. 

Charcoal has the versatility to make marks as fine as pencil and as broad as brushwork. Errors can be swept away with the brush of a hand, making it an efficient tool to refine composition, perspective, values, and edges. 

All abilities are welcome, since still life study allows each artist to work toward their own edge. Erin is adept at meeting you where you are and pushing you toward greater excellence. To learn more about Erin and to see more of her work, visit

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