Drawing for Beginners

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a leading non-profit organization connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities, is hosting another FREE series - Drawing for Beginners. Each session is designed for individuals of ALL AGES and is aimed at expanding their horizon in the arts.

Drawing can be used to express emotions, communicate ideas, or simply capture the beauty of the world around us. Drawing is a popular hobby and form of self-expression. It is also a fundamental skill that is used in a wide range of fields, including illustration, animation, graphic design, architecture, and engineering.

Barbara Freiberg will lead us with a step-by-step approach to drawing. She will guide us in the use of lines, shapes and angles to help complete our drawings, while we will learn about composition and proportion. Whether you are a professional artist or just starting out, drawing can be a rewarding and enjoyable way to express yourself and explore your creativity.

Every week will be devoted to an artist and a technique. Studying the work of famous artists can be a great way to improve your own skills and develop your own unique style.

  • Wednesday, June 7: Vase & Flower (inspired by Henri Matisse’s Bouquet of Mixed Flowers, 1917) - Matisse was a French artist who masterfully used lines, shapes, and colors to create playful compositions. Recommended Drawing or Sketch paper: 9x12.
  • Wednesday, June 14: Cat Drawing (inspired by Andy Warhol’s Cats Named Sam, 1954) - Andy Warhol, an American artist, was known for his pop art style, which often featured bold colors and repeating patterns. Recommended Drawing or Sketch paper: 9x12.
  • Wednesday, June 21: Still Life (inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Viva la Vida, Watermelons, 1954) - Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist known for her powerful self-portraits and her use of bright, bold colors. Recommended Drawing or Sketch paper: 9x12.
  • Wednesday, June 28: Landscape (inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Tumultuous Art Duo) - Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist known for her abstract landscapes and close-up paintings of flowers. Recommended Drawing or Sketch paper: 5x7.

Suggested supplies: Drawing or sketch paper (See specific date for recommended size), No. 2 pencil, eraser, ruler or stretch edge, colored pencils (12 package or larger- Crayola or similar brand).

Each session is free and is provided by Workforce Opportunity Services.

Series Dates and Times:

Dates Session Time Theme
June 7, 2023 5:00-6:00 pm EDT Vase & Flower
June 14, 2023 5:00-6:00 pm EDT Cat
June 21, 2023 5:00-6:00 pm EDT Still Life
June 28, 2023 5:00-6:00 pm EDT Landscape

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable ALL individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Amy Dolph at amy.dolph@wforce.org