Expressive Drawing”

Six Week Class  – Fee $175

Learn To Create Dynamic, Expressive Drawings of Any Subject

Six week drawing class focused on using gesture, value and texture for expressive effect.

Small workshop size with a hands-on instructor equals rapid learning and improvement. 

Class is limited to ten students.

This class is for anyone who wants to create dynamic, expressive drawings.

“It’s all abstraction” – The journey into expressive drawing starts with GESTURE. We’ll use exercises that help us see our subject as a group of simple, gestural shapes that capture the essence of the subject.

Next we’ll explore ways to use value to show light and form and as a tool of composition and expression.

Finally, we’ll learn how to express texture and textural quality of our subjects.

You’ll be encouraged to work large and while standing with ‘blunt’ media.  Our initial work will be in charcoal or charcoal pencil, adding a bit of color with Conte’ sticks as we progress. We’ll work on both smooth and textured surfaces and explore the expressive capability of both.

You are welcome to bring an easel (I’ll have a few available if you don’t have one.) You can also work flat on a table while standing.

This class is meant for those with some drawing experience.


Suggested Materials: For this class, it is recommended that you work large and with ‘blunt’ media.


Saturdays, March 28 – May 9, 2020  

(no class April 18)

Location:   Gallery Barn, Taraden,

183 Park Street

 North Bennington, Vermont

Workshop Meets 10am – 12 noon each day

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About the Instructor

Tony Conner’s  energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative.  He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.

Tony is a Signature Member of both the New England and Vermont Watercolor Societies, and an Artist Member of New York’s venerable Salmagundi club. He works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.