Beginning Drawing and Composition

Via Zoom, 10 AM - 11:30 AM, Sept. 28 and 30, and Oct. 5, 12, and 14 (Zoom) Oct. 7 (Thursday at the Museum)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
10 AM – 11:30 AM

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Sept. 28 and 30, and Oct. 5, 12, and 14 (Zoom)
Oct. 7 (
Thursday at the Museum)
Instructor: Karen Roughton
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Draw from observation to gain skill in achieving 3-D effects with shading, cross hatching and contour drawing techniques. Participants will begin drawing simple objects, then apply new skills to produce a final drawing. Class includes an in-person exploration of the exhibition Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and experience in-gallery drawing.


$60 for members
$85 for nonmembers

Priority registration for members ends Aug. 31.
Registration for all opens Sept. 1.
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Instructor bio: Karen Roughton is an artist, retired art professor at American River College, and a Crocker docent. She has a master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento and has been involved in art education for more than 45 years. She is known for her supportive, easygoing teaching style.

Image courtesy of fellow instructor Patris.

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