Upcoming Education Events at the MonDak Heritage Center

Sketching in Pencil and Paint Workshop——— Taught by Artists Debra Keirce and Maria Bennett Hock

Sketching in Pencil and Paint Workshop——— Taught by Artists Debra Keirce and Maria Bennett Hock

December 3, 2022 from 9am to 4pm at MonDak Heritage Center
$95 tuition per student, includes use of all supplies
All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12 and over.

Deb Keirce will teach how to recognize and draw a likeness from a photo. No matter what medium you work in, it is important to recognize value shapes. You cannot achieve high levels of realism with lines alone. This part of the workshop will appeal to anyone who would like to see a higher level of realism in their work. Using just graphite, sketch paper, and a trusty eraser, we will sketch a variety of subjects from photo references. We will emphasize capturing a likeness quickly and accurately. Students will go home with several first drafts of sketches, and suggested daily practices to keep their drawing muscles strong.

(Bring your own lunch to eat before, after or during breaks)

Maria will teach alla prima portraiture from a photo reference. This way of painting uses techniques that apply thick opaque brush strokes directly. Maria paints wet on wet, with loose, bold shapes that suggest forms. This allows you complete a portrait sketch in a single sitting. She will demonstrate each step, in detail, using oil paints. This part of the workshop will be helpful to anyone who would like to learn more about painting portraits of people from photographs. Students are encouraged to bring a box that can hold a flat 8 inch square panel. They will need it to conveniently transport their wet oil paintings home. The paintings will be dry in a few days. We suggest waiting a week before you handle them.

http://www.DebKArt.com
https://www.mariahock.com

Holiday Cards Workshop

Holiday Cards Workshop

Bring the kids and create unique and fun hand painted cards with Nikki and Caitlynn in this free, one hour workshop.

Instead of a class fee please consider bringingĀ a nonperishable food item to be donated to the food bank.

Class Policies

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Class Policies

Scholarships

The MonDak offers financial assistance through the Lillian Anderson Jensen Library and Scholarship Fund, administered by Mary Seigfreid and Loren Young, to students who do not have the financial means to attend art classes.

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Scholarship Application