Tag Archives: drawing

Cylinder Drawing Practice with my Students

12 Dec

still life cylinders becky3

soft pastel on paper

Go to “My Students’ Work” to see the kids’ drawings.

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12 Jun

 

Pocahontas autumn 2014

Nature Journaling at Rockwood Nature Center

Nature Journaling gives us opportunities to deepen our relationship with the earth through writing and art. It is a means to record thoughts, feelings, and observations of the natural world around us. Join our staff art instructor and master naturalist for an introduction to this exercise in becoming more in tune with your own connection to our environment. This four week series of courses will meet at the Rockwood Nature Center. Please bring a sketch pad or blank journal to use in class. Participants must register two weeks in advance. The minimum age for this course is 18. $30/person for this series of 4 courses.

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 6pm – 8pm

course # 29973

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

30 Apr

Lillie best portrait

 

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

 

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.
Contact: Rebecca Taylor,  rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

14 Apr

mary best portrait

“Mary”, graphite

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Rebecca Taylor

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.

Contact: Rebecca Taylor, 804.622.5816 or rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Baby Lillie’s First Halloween

25 Mar

baby lillie one line drawing halloween

Journal Page, Mixed media, One line drawing

 

I have listed new art classes at the nature center. Check out my welcome page!

New Nature Journal

20 Mar

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I am transitioning an art book from the 1930’s into my own nature journal.  My first entry had to be about all the gorgeous cherry blossoms popping up.

Check on my “welcome” page to find a listing of upcoming Nature Journaling classes at Rockwood Nature Center.

I have done it again

12 Sep

Ok world, I have made my second attempt to try to get my work out there. This time, on a whim just like the last, I contacted Steady Sounds, a local vinyl shop, and asked them if I could hang my portraits.

Positive energy on that one PLEASE!!!!!!!

 

Here’s a pencil drawing from when I was preteen aged.

horse drawing first sketchbook ever

Beyond the Wall

9 Sep

Beyond the wall petersburg

 

Happy Monday.

 

Here’s a primacolor drawing of a building in Petersburg, Va.

I have been building and prepping 3 separate journals, 2 dream and one wreck this journal. I’m trying to get back in the swing of homescholing and my work at the nature center will have  a huge, horrific role in my dream journals.

I need to make a painting again……….sigh :/

 

 

Beach House View

24 Aug

nags head view

Watercolor and paint marker inside journal.

 

I have been super busy this summer with lots of art classes and one vacation.  I had one private student, taught two Nature Art camps at the nature center, and went to Nags Head for the week.  I will need a break from this summer, and I hope to get it real soon.  I have been working in journals a ton lately and have started a new dream journal.  I won’t be able to share that one for quite some time, though, since I am working on all the pages at once.

I have added 5 new sections to my student art page. It is work the kids did in my Nature Art camp. I still need to get my private students’ work on there.  It’ll be up soon.  Enjoy it!

Sculpture: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

16 Jun

Lewis Ginter Sculpture                            sculpture lg

 

Spent Father’s Day at the gardens and took a little time to paint. Had such a fun time making this!

This last week has been filled with a lot of class planning activity. I have a new student, Ladies’ Painting Night, and Nature Art summer camp in the works.

…………Well, I’m having difficulty focusing on saying  much more………..I have been reading lots of ADD books lately…….pretty sure I have it……..I’m glazing over while I type……

 

………………bye for now.