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ENRICH-0709 – Art In-Person: Intro to Drawing (ENRICH-0709_DRAW)

Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t Draw: The Secret Artist Within

As young children we were encouraged to stay within the lines in our coloring books and beginning drawings. But is that what really makes a drawing “good?” How many frustrating experiences did it take to convince you that you can’t draw?

Deborah Howard, associate professor of Drawing and Painting at DU’s School of Art and Art History, believes that anyone can learn to draw with the right instruction, even in just a few classes. She loves to watch the secret artist emerge in people from varied walks of life. Learn to see in a completely new way and then record what you see and express what you feel. With exercises and topics that include understanding line, negative space and perspective, and composing still life, you’ll gain important tools to help you create more sophisticated works of art. Weather permitting, you’ll head outside for an afternoon of nature drawing. Back by popular demand, this course is for beginners or those looking to refresh their drawing skills. Registration includes supplies. Space is limited, so enroll early!

Two-day intensive
Sat., May 6, 13, 2023, 9 am–12 pm; 1–4 pm MT

Deborah Howard is a professor of Drawing and Painting, School of Art and Art History. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and appears in many private and public collections. Drawings from her Portraits of Child Holocaust Survivors project reside in the permanent collection of the Holocaust Art Museum at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 3Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $210


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Saturday6th May 202313th May 202309:00AM - 04:00PMNagel Art StudiosDeborah Howard