Oct 19 - Nov 30, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



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This workshop is designed for those new to drawing from life, people who believe they “can’t” draw, and those who just want a fresh perspective.

This six-week course will provide a friendly environment in which we will begin learning to draw what we see. We will employ both traditional drawing exercises and experimental approaches, and we will consider basic drawing concepts such as space, weight, line, shadow, movement, and composition. Looking at examples from the art of diverse eras and cultures, we will explore how we perceive, interpret, and choose to represent the world around us. Subjects will include still life, portraits, and room interiors. We will experiment using different types of pencils, charcoals, pens, and inks and papers. This workshop is designed to be a welcoming space in which everyone can explore drawing and learn from one another. No previous experience is required.

Thursdays, 5pm-8pm
October 19-November 30
(no class 11/23)
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 16+
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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

Maximum students: 15

Newport Visual Arts Center

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