This is a beginner to intermediate level drawing class using Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Jennifer Linderman, self-taught artist living in Oakland, will lead the class in a concise lesson on how to draw birds and will then demonstrate how to use colored pencils to build layers, blend, add texture, and shading. Birds are one of my favorite subjects to draw and because of their colors and textures they translate well in colored pencil. You will learn how to break down the parts of a bird into simple shapes and colors and from there construct a beautiful bird full of color and life! All levels of art experience welcome!
There are only 10 seats open for this class. Register to hold your space.
Date & Time Wednesday, July 31, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor Jennifer Linderman
I am a Mom of two children and live in Oakland with my husband and a few pets. My background is nursing but once I began having children I left my profession to spend time with my family. My creative drive (which I never even knew I had) grew strong during this time and has evolved and blossomed to where I am today. I own my own business, Origami Mami where I teach Origami to elementary school-aged kids in the East Bay. That being said, I call myself a practitioner of art and crave showing others what I have learned on my creative journey! Since I am self-taught I have been able to learn things the way I want to learn them while taking in the structure and formalities of art lessons at my own pace. For the past four years I have taken an ongoing botanical illustration class and chose to use colored pencil to be my guide. It has suited me quite well and I want to help others demystify the colored pencil and demonstrate my tricks of the trade for this very versatile media. I am a huge supporter of the DIY movement which is how I have learned so much about mixed media wherein my passions grow deep. Currently, I am painting portraits with botanical elements using watercolor, acryla gouache, ink, collage and anything else that comes my way! Anything is possible when it comes to art!