July to October 30, 2021
Beginner and Intermediate
Adult and Teen Drawing Workshops
with award winning artist, Jo M. Orise
When: Saturdays (except holidays)
Successive Saturdays for best experience.
Time: 10-12 P.M.
Come 15 minutes early to set up.
$25 per session.
Due upon arrival. Check, Cash or Credit Card accepted.
$20 per session with a 4 week pre-payment.
Orise Studio Gallery
312 North Shore Drive
Owls Head, Maine
Limited space: 4-5 students.
What to bring:
1. One 14×17″ or larger Newsprint Drawing Pad (or similar paper pad). For sketching exercises.
2. One artist drawing clip board larger than your paper. You can buy one on the Internet. Or make your own with Masonite and buy large art clips.
3. One 8.5×11″ or 9×12″ spiral bound sketch book.
Preferably consisting of ACID FREE paper. Therefore, if you create a drawing you wish to frame and keep or sell, the Acid Free paper will provide an artwork that will not deteriorate.
The heavier the weight, the better to work with. 70 lb weight and smooth surface is good.
No photocopy paper which is acidic, and too thin.
NOTE: (Acid in paper products turn the paper, and all it touches, yellow to orange to brown and brittle. A horrible death for any artwork.)
4. Artist Faber Castell drawing pencils with the different hardnesses and intensity of blackness.
Get 1 each: hb, 2b, 4b, and 6b. NOTE: h= hardness, and b=blackness.
The higher the h value, the harder the graphite, resulting in a lighter, less intense mark.
The higher the b value, the softer the graphite, resulting in darker, more intense mark.
5. One kneaded eraser and an optional white vinyl eraser.
6. A pencil sharpener to carry in your pencil pouch.
7. A pencil pouch or box.
Pencils are known to roll into cracks; fall out a window; slip off a twelfth story porch; blow off the side of a boat. Need I go on?
The class will cover the elements of drawing, composition, and some perspective.
*Payment due at first meeting, or before, thus reserving your spot.
*Because of limited space, there will be no refund if (1) enrollee does not show without contacting instructor or (2) drops the class — Because of limited space, instructor may be refusing prospective applicants who could have joined the group if there had been an opening.
a) 1-hour advance warning of being absent guarantees a “make-up” Saturday.
b) Late arrivals may not make up time after designated workshop time.
*BONUS: Students of Jo M. Orise are welcome, by appointment, for a 20 minute critique of ONE drawing at no charge. Limit: 1 drawing per month.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you improve your skill.
Jo M. Orise