October 13 and 14 Thursday-Friday, 2 sessions
10:00 am – 5:00 pm all days; 1-hour lunch break
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw
Class Fee: $220 non-member
$198 *BRMAA Members*
This class is designed to improve general drawing skill and to learn techniques of drawing that are important to painters. Drawing exercises will include thumbnail sketches, drawings on two canvases, and ready-to-paint sketches. Students have the option of painting the pictures they outlined in class and sending it to the instructor for critique. Students will learn the differences between measured drawing and sight drawing, determining proportion and the size of shapes within a drawing, methods for checking accuracy in drawing, shape wielding, and learning to find the “long lines’ and flow in a drawing. Supply list included.
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dawn Whitelaw maintains a studio in Franklin, Tennessee. Ms. Whitelaw is currently on the faculty of the Peninsula School of Art and a recent faculty member at the Susan K. Black Foundation. For three years she was selected as a featured instructor for the National Plein Air Convention. For over 25 years she taught basic principles of oil painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University. She continues to teach throughout the country by conducting workshops in oil painting principles. Most of her formal instruction comes from continuing study with New York painter, Everett Raymond Kinstler. Other influential teachers include Charles Cox, Jim Pollard, Cedric Egeli, Scott Christensen, T. Allen Lawson, Marc Hanson and Quang Ho. She was awarded “Best in Show” at the 2001 National Conference of the Portrait Society of America. Whitelaw was one of ten American women artists invited to exhibit in “Inspiring Figures” at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2010. She is one of several artists featured in THE ART OF COMMUNITY, a book high-lighting the collection of Janet and Jim Ayers. She recently had a painting accepted into the permanent collection of the Rahr-West Art museum. Nashville Arts Magazine and Plein Air magazine have featured her in recent years. In 2016, Dawn will be judging the plein air competition in Cedarburg, WI (June 7-18) and the SAAG National Juried show in Blue Ridge, GA (Oct 10-15).