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Have Pencil, Will Travel Cancelled

Due to the corona virus, this class has been cancelled.

Date: July 14

Learn to adventure more deeply into your journeys by sketching while you travel. This one-day session will focus on both the urban environment and the natural landscape. Participants will practice quick drawing techniques that include evaluating composition and value range. Various drawing materials and approaches will be explored. The class will begin with a presentation of sketch examples from history, as well as contemporary artists.

Joan Richmond, a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and holding an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, taught painting for 10 years at Northwestern Michigan College and continues to instruct drawing and painting workshops. Richmond works both in open air– Michigan, Ireland, Canada, Italy—and her studio in Traverse City. She exhibits regionally, is represented in Midwest corporate collections and has served at several residencies including as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome the spring of 2015 and 2016.


July 14, 9am-4pm

One Sketch book (no smaller than 6 x 6”; no bigger than 8 x 12”, pencil (2B preferred but not required), pen (your preference) and an eraser.

Instructor will provide Additional pencils, pens, view finders and pencil sharpeners.

We will be working outside. Please bring a hat, light-weight, portable, foldable camp chair and sunscreen and a sack lunch)

Refunds: Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.


July 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75 – $90
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Joan Richmond


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