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Gualala Arts Workshop
Drawing - Basic to Advanced:
Making Visual Your Ideas and Feelings
Instructor: Genny Wilson

Friday - Sunday
May 29 - 31, 2009
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Studio Discovery Tour artist Genevieve Wilson - teaching
Register by:   May 19, 2009
Tuition:   $175 members; $195 non-members
Materials:   Drawing materials
Location:   Instructor's studio; call 884-1138 for directions

Genny Wilson has been teaching drawing for many years and now is offering a workshop through Gualala Arts. This hands-on class will give you the history, language, and an explanation of the tools of drawing. It will include the study of basic shapes, grey and primary color scale, appropriate lighting, the use of light boxes, image transfer techniques and more. The class is appropriate for all levels from beginners to those artists who would like to improve upon their drawing skills.

"Learning to render your ideas and feelings as Fine Art, the tools involved, and the passion are the purpose of this class and of my work. It will be my privilege to help you."
Genny Wilson

About Genny Wilson

Genny has extensive training and experience in the arts. She graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts with a double major in Illustration and Fine Art with Distinction. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Medical Illustration from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. Professionally, she has worked as a medical illustrator for over thirty years, published nationally and internationally, specializing in anatomy and forensics for trials, and the aging of missing children. She has also taught fine art. Her work is in both public and private collections, galleries, and museums.

Studio Discovery Tour artist Genevieve Wilson: Pygmy Owls
Her philosophy for creating Art is -

More than looking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seeing
More than thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feeling
More than recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . Experiencing
More than absorbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating
More than observing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communicating
More than drawing, painting . . . . . . Fine Art

Daily Schedule:

Studio Discovery Tour artist Genevieve Wilson: Screen - Ducks

Class 1

What is drawing
Brief history of drawing with samples
Tools of drawing: what are they and how are they used
My philosophy of art
Language of drawing - words such as "rendering"
Build a light box and drawing basic shapes

Class 2

Critique homework and answer questions
Color in drawing, grey scale and primary color scale
Lighting for 3 dimensions - fine art; 2 dimensions - graphic art
Home work - start thinking of your finished piece and prepare for it with thumbnails

Class 3

Homework critique and answer questions
Do drawing on tissue - one step transfer
Do finished piece using pencil drawing techniques

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.