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Free, two-part drawing class at Montana WILD


Monday, February 11, 2019

Betsy and Stephen Klippenes will present a free, two-part drawing class March 11 and 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Montana WILD. The course will combine an introduction to drawing and basic wildlife anatomy lessons with the use of a European-mounted deer skull for reference.

Contour drawing is at the core of learning how to draw anything representational. Through various exercises, participants will learn how to focus on the image in front of them, rather than the progress on their paper.

“My goal with any artwork is to capture an image’s essence, which means I trust the marks I lay down and do not erase,” said Betsy Klippenes. “For this reason, I will not allow any erasers during the first portion of this course. I want to encourage the marks that would normally compel you to erase, because those marks help to build intention and conviction in your work.”

During the first class on March 11, participants will learn to draw what they see. The second class, on March 18, will focus on shading.

Pre-registration is required, and participants must be at least 10 years old.