Mar 9 - Apr 6, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



Multi-week workshop, materials Included

This multi-week workshop is for people who have had some experience drawing with pencil and charcoal, but who still feel like beginners, as well as for experienced artists who want to further develop their ability to draw what they see.

We will use a variety of exercises to help us really see and represent the world as we perceive it: how to capture shapes, space, light, shadow, mass and movement. We will also focus on the composition of our drawings on the page. And, we will consider the emotions and ideas that our drawings communicate. As with the beginning class, we will look at examples from the art of diverse movements and cultures. Drawing subjects will include still life, portraits and, possibly, figure drawing. This workshop differs from the beginning class in that we will develop our drawing skills further, and we will investigate drawing topics more deeply. This workshop is designed to be a welcoming space in which everyone can explore and learn from one another.

Thursdays 5pm – 8pm
March 9 – April 6
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 16+

Cost: $200 (includes paper and drawing tools)
Scholarships are available. If funds are a barrier, please inquire (541-574-3364)

OPTIONAL: Feel free to bring any charcoal, pencils, erasers, or other drawing tools you would like to experiment with. Our drawing boards are 18″ x 24″, so if you want to work larger, please bring your own drawing board.  (You will have your choice of working at a standing or table-top easel.)

Carol Shenk is a mixed-media artist and illustrator living on the Oregon Coast. She has B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Oregon, and her mixed-media artwork has recently been shown at OSU’s Giustina Gallery in Corvallis and at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Her work can be viewed at

Minimum students: 5
Maximum students: 10

Questions? Contact Sara Siggelkow, Arts Education Manager, at or 541-574-3364

Newport Visual Arts Center

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