Back to Basics Drawing Workshop

With Instructor Michael Henderson

Back to Basics Drawing: A 2-day workshop.


Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2020, from 9 am to 3:30 pm

Gualala Arts, Upstairs Classroom

$100 for GA Members, $125 for non-members. Sign up by June 6, 2020.


Michael Henderson

“Back to the Basics” Drawing Workshop

Registration is now available online.


This two-day workshop is designed for both intermediate-level artists to revisit and firm up their drawing foundations and for raw beginners to get off on the right foot toward sketching and drawing independence. Through demonstrations, hands-on practicals, and PowerPoint examples, participants with a few basic drawing tools will (re) discover the drawing process, value, line, shapes, light and shadow, negative space, and proportion. Emphasis will be on the reasons behind the basics, the problems of converting a three-dimensional world into a two dimensional medium, the interplay of the organics of graphite and paper texture, and pencil control to achieve highly defined details and effects that enhance the appearance of depth.

The goal is for each participant to add skills and knowledge to their personal resources that will help them not only produce satisfying drawings, but also achieve a greater confidence in their own artistic expression.

See the required art supplies Materials List. Feel free to contact me at Hendersonmike.pointarena@gmail.com


Registration for this workshop is available online at BrownPaperTickets.com,

1-800-838-3006, and at Gualala Arts Center

Gualala Arts is at 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445

Information is at GualalaArts.org and at 707-884-1138.