Drawing, Painting, Multi-Media
Ridgefield Continuing Education
Drawing, Painting, Life Drawing, Multi-Media, Chalk Painting


Drawing and Painting and Collage / Mixed Media ~ Evening and Day ~ Scroll Down


Life Drawing - Evening
This course is designed for beginners who want to learn thebasics of drawing from life - creating the illusion of depth and complex shapes on a two-dimensional surface. Using several different types of pencils and paper, students will draw from still life and photographs (chiefly the human form), learning to observe the structure of what they are drawing rather than simply relying on just what they see on the surface. Topics include composition, proportion, perspective, value and edge relationships, foreshortening and light/shade. Taught by writer and artist Michael Canavan who will provide all materials needed for which a supply fee of $25 will be collected at the first class. Class size limited. Weather / makeup dates, if needed, are added to the end.

6 Sessions $ 163 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 140) + $ mtls.
Wed., call for dates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School.



Drawing and Painting Studio Art - Day

An open studio art class for both beginning and continuing students. New students start with drawing basics, from contour through composition, using charcoal pencils. Continuing students work in the medium of their choice and receive individual instruction. Instructor Laura McCormick is a teacher and artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. Her work has won many awards and hangs in private collections all over the world. She delights in cultivating the creative side of her students. Class size limited. Weather / makeup dates, if needed, are added to the end.


4 Sessions $ 109 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 94)
Thursdays, 9/12, 19, 26; 10/17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Annex.
NOTE: No class 10/3, 10.

6 Sessions $ 163 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 140)
Thursdays, 10/31; 11/7, 14, 21; 12/5, 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Annex.
NOTE: No class 11/28. 12/19 is makeup date, if needed.


SUPPLIES for Laura McCormick's Class:

New Students: General's Charcoal Pencils (at least one hard and one soft); drawing pencils (soft); kneaded eraser; bundle of tortillion for blending; drawing paper - loose or in pad (11" x 14").

Continuing Students: Please bring your own supplies.