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Nature Drawing with Afsaneh Michaels__Nov 1 – Dec 6, 2023__ Wednesdays 10:00-12:30__ Studio 1

November 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Nature Drawing with Afsaneh Michaels

November 1 – December 6, 2023. Wednesdays 10:00-12:30 Studio 1

 Nature drawing connects you with the beauty of the nature around you and introduce or deepen your drawing practice from nature. Nature drawing has a way of bringing your body and soul into nature and helps you get lost in the calm and quiet of the moment. Beginners learn to draw branches, leaves, small flowers, fruits or vegetables and birds.  Intermediate student artists draw more complex scenery, perhaps add color. More advanced students work with scale, perspective and more detail was well as color.

In this way of drawing, you learn age-old drawing methods in a detailed and methodical way. You will learn about line weight, form, shading and composition and make lively, interesting and beautiful drawings. A wide range of mediums are introduced as part of the class in demos and the instructor works closely with everyone individually.

We will use pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, or pastels, and watercolor combined with pencil. Emphasis is on drawing from real specimens and not necessarily working from photos. Small things are brought into the studio or into your home as models.

Please come with your sketchbook and pencils (dark or colored) and plan to have fun.

A basic kit of materials can be purchased from the instructor by prior arrangement, at least a week ahead.  Studio 1 is the place to meet, some days we might move to studio 2 if there is a remodel project going on in studio 1.


Instructor: Afsaneh A Michaels

Email: AfsanehAm@gmail.com

Dates: November 1- December 6

Wednesday: 10:00-12:30 pm.

Cost: $ 175.00 Members   $195.00 Non-members

Place: Studio 1


Number of students: 15

Materials: Sketchbook, pencils (lead-2H, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), Charcoal pencils (medium, dark, white) colored pencils (a full set). Email instructor for further info on materials.


Gateway Art Studio 1
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
CA, CA 94595 United States