From Photo to Drawing for Beginners

Via Zoom; For ages 18+

Friday, March 12, 2021
1 – 2:30 PM

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Three Fridays, starting March 12

Explore a variety of dry media tools like charcoal, graphite, and conté. Then, drawing inspiration from the Museum’s photography collection — or your own photos — create a work on paper. Registration closes March 9.

Don't forget your supplies!

Running low on supplies or just want to avoid going to the store? Purchase a Supplies-to-Go Bag, conveniently packed and quarantined for at least 72 hours and ready for curbside pick-up at a designated time. Available at registration. Limit one per participant.

Want to order your own materials? Click HERE for a supply list. Allow ample time for deliveries to ensure you are ready to go when class begins. Note: All participants will need access to Zoom.


Instructor Michelle Steen is the manager of public programs at the Crocker, where she previously coordinated family and early childhood programs. She holds an MFA in figurative painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and joined the Crocker in 2015 after moving to Sacramento. Previously, she taught private lessons and was an art instructor at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco. She lives with her husband, one-year-old human, and 12-year-old canine in East Tahoe Park.


$95 members
$125 nonmembers
$25 supply fee (optional)

Register by clicking the REGISTER button above, or email for assistance. Not a member? Click here to join today!

Image 1: Brett Weston (American, 1911–1993), Dunes (detail), 1947. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Margaret W. Weston, 2019.81.3.

Image 2: Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984), Monolith: the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite, California (detail), 1927 (printed 1979). Gelatin silver print, 19 3/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Mead B. Kibbey, 1986.20.2.


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