Already an artist? Gesture drawing will make you a better one.
Learn how to draw figures, portraits, hands, feet and character through dynamic drawing practice. Beginner to advanced, no experience necessary. All welcome! Learn to see, and be amazed.
Through fun and engaging techniques, learn the magic of art: forgetting yourself, you will find yourself drawing better than you’d ever thought possible. Working through short poses with playful (sometimes hilarious) exercises, you will soon learn to capture the essence of people. Experienced model.
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm (ongoing)
Instructor: Dan Dempster is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and Sheridan College. He has been a professional artist for thirty years, teaching figure drawing for many of them. A Copley Artist, he is now Artist-in-Residence at The Springs Resort, where he maintains Dempster Fine Art Gallery in the Lodge (open 8am -10pm ). He lives in Pagosa Springs.
Cost: $45/occasional (drop-in) or $210/6 weeks
Uptown location: Studio B-15 (PUUF), Greenbriar Plaza,
301 North Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
You are welcome to source your own materials, or you may order the above pencils, sharpener and 18x24" pad as a set for $40 from class. While we will have some material on hand for drop-ins, we strongly encourage you to acquire a bound pad to keep all of your work together, so that later you may see your progress.
Optional: A drawing board is useful, but not required. Available for $35 from class.
Pre-registration: To reserve a place, text (424) 350-8186.
Looking for stimulating art lessons or classes for yourself, your children, friends, colleagues or group?
Dan Dempster has successfully taught classes and workshops to primary, secondary, AP and university students, adult beginners and professional artist groups for over twenty years. He has taught architects, engineers, accountants, teachers, animators, lawyers, scientists, doctors, social workers and CEOs. He has also led environmental experience sessions and found-object sculpture workshops.
Available for private and group, children and adult:
* found object sculpture encounters
* drawing and oil painting lessons
* art and mindfulness practice
* art group workshops
* company team-building
* conference workshops