Drawing Workshops

All workshops are for adults & beginner friendly unless otherwise indicated.
Please note that our workshop schedule changes both monthly and seasonally.
To view our calendar, click here.
 

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This workshop runs during the Spring/ Summer only

Botanical Drawing Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

 

Dive into the beautiful world of botanical drawing with Botanical Artist, Jacquelyn Miccolis during this fun and friendly workshop.

What Jacquelyn loves most about botanical art is it's alluring beauty. Simply put, it is the "perfect imperfections" that help her appreciate and celebrate the natural beauty of it's organic form. Botanical drawing has allowed Jacquelyn to connect with nature on a deeper level and therefore develop a greater appreciation for the little things in life, that many of us don't stop to notice. The shapes, colors and beautiful lines awaken her curiosity and creativity.

Botanical drawing is a wonderful way to combine art, science, and nature simultaneously. By observing the specimen closely with curious eyes, it helps us appreciate the beautiful magic of nature. From the simplest leaf to the most complex flower, there is beauty all around us. Sometimes we just need to be reminded - to stop and look!

This workshop begins with a fundamentals to line drawing warm-up exercise to help get you started. Following this, Jacquelyn will gently guide you through the steps to drawing several flowers, while introducing you to several helpful techniques to assist you in the process. Beginning with basic line drawings, we will gradually build upon this to achieve more realistic and detailed illustrations.

No drawing experience is needed to participate - just the willingness to learn! This is not a stuffy art class but, instead a positive, friendly and low-pressure opportunity to learn about this beautiful style of art.​ Participants will gain confident in their drawing skills, learn the fundamentals to this specific style of drawing, which will encourage you to look at the natural world around you in a different and more beautiful way.

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Botanical Shadow Art Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes 2.5 hours of instruction & supplies
Age Group: Adults

 
Workshop Description:

All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.

Join Botanical Artist, Jacquelyn Miccolis for a fun and creative workshop. Learn how to create dramatic imagery by using light and shadow for artistic purposes.

With the use of real air dried botanicals, Jacquelyn will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful shadow of your specimens. Through some fun experimentation and observation, you will explore different angles and arrangements, until you find something that appeals to you.

Following this we will observe the shapes and patterns and begin drawing around the edges of the shadows. As you begin to add shapes, your drawing will become quite intricate, which gives the idea of movement and natural form.
 
We will be working with two different mediums: water soluble graphite and a dry ink block. This combination creates a lovely color contrast ranging from light grey to black. Participants will use professional cold pressed watercolor paper, as they are gently guided through the steps to making beautiful botanical shadow art. No artistic skills or experience are needed to participate - just the willingness to learn!

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Perspective Drawing Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

One of the best parts of the city is it's dazzling skyline! Join Alan for a fun fundamentals to drawing workshop. During this class you will learn how to draw a stunning cityscape, using 2 point perspective.

During this beginner friendly class, Alan will teach you the primary concepts behind perspective drawing, such as: vanishing points, horizon line, eye level, and relative size. By learning these basic concepts, you will be able to draw the environment around you more accurately and realistically.

We provide the supplies, so just bring yourself and get ready for a fun skill-building workshop at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio.

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This workshops run during the Fall season only

Foliage & Fungi Drawing Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

Fall in love with nature during this fun, beginner friendly drawing workshop! This workshop starts with a few warm-up drawing exercises then we cover the essentials (basics) and gradually move into more detailed illustrations.

During this workshop, you will be introduced to several techniques that will assist you in creating beautiful nature art. Observe and draw from real leaves and mushrooms, while you are gently guided through each step with ease.

No drawing experience is needed to participate, just the willingness to learn!

 

This will not be a stuffy art class but, instead a positive, friendly and low pressure opportunity to dive into this beautiful style of art.​ Participants will learn how to draw several types of leaves and fungi from start to finish and leave feeling more confident in their drawing ability.​

Please note: We are not a licensed venue however, we have non-alcoholic beverages and local gourmet chocolate bars available for purchasing upon arrival. Also, we have a little gift boutique located within our studio, which is open exclusively during scheduled events.