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Gualala Arts

Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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Gualala Arts Workshop
Back to the Basics:
a Drawing Workshop
Instructor: Mike Henderson

Saturday - Sunday
June 18 - 19, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Mike Henderson - Self Portrait
Register by:   June 3, 2011
Tuition:   $60 members; $90 non-members
Materials fee:   $20 (if instructor provides)
Materials list:   Materials for Drawing Workshop

Mike Henderson - Pencil

This workshop is designed for the more experienced to revisit and firm up their drawing foundations, and for raw beginners to get off on the right foot toward drawing and sketching independence.

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, participants will (re)discover value, texture, light and shadow, negative space, perspective, and composition, applying pencil to paper at every turn, with the goal to demystify the complexities of drawing into simple basic techniques to help the new artist produce satisfying drawings or the more experienced refine and enhance their on-going work.

About the instructor

Mike Henderson - For Sale Fence Michael Henderson, Mendocino coast resident since 1977, finds artistic expression through a wide range of art media, focusing most recently on refining his graphite and India ink skills.

He began sketching in his early teens and is mostly self-taught. Along with a few high school and college art courses he has a working familiarity with such media as sculpture, ceramics, block printing, and photography. He has painted in acrylics and watercolor and drawn in graphite, charcoal, carbon, Conté crayon, and colored pencil.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

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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

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011

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