LEWISBURG, W.Va. (Hinton News) -Carnegie Hall’s Spring Classes & Workshops Series continues with teaching artist John Coffey leading drawing and watercolor workshops. Coffey will teach basic drawing on March 25, beginner/intermediate watercolor painting on April 29 and a new workshop, painting clouds and trees in watercolor, on May 6. Students must be at least 18 years of age, and class sizes are limited.
Coffey’s first class of the spring semester is basic drawing on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. This class, designed as a refresher course or for beginners, will focus on drawing and sketching techniques, materials, and methods of drawing. The class will include instruction in drawing and sketching simple still life, landscapes and people. Although different materials will be introduced, most of the class will focus on pencil and charcoal drawing. Students are asked to bring a pad of drawing paper. All other materials will be provided. Automatic scholarships are available for students over 50 years of age, who pay a reduced rate.
On Saturday, April 29, from 1–4 p.m., join Coffey in his beginner/intermediate watercolor painting workshop. This combined class is intended for people who have no or very limited experience with watercolor painting or those looking to advance their skills. The class focuses on the basics of watercolor painting and progress to technique and composition, working mainly from photographs.
Students should bring a photograph of their choice, but it must be taken by the student. Students at the intermediate level may bring their own brushes if they choose. All other materials will be provided by the instructor. Automatic scholarships are available for students over 50 years of age, who pay a reduced rate.
Coffey’s final spring class is his new class painting clouds and trees in watercolor on Saturday, May 6, from 1–4 p.m. This specialty watercolor class is the second in a new series at Carnegie Hall, where classes will be taught en plein air (live, outdoor) on the Ivy Terrace, weather permitting.
Designed for beginners and the more experienced wanting to refresh their basic nature drawing skills, this class will focus on painting clouds and trees using watercolors. The class will include instruction in drawing and sketching the basic cloud types and tree shapes and will explore the different materials and techniques used in watercolor painting. All materials provided.