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  • Time:Mon 10am-1pm
  • Duration :Spring II: 6 weeks
  • Price $ 240 Member - $300 Non-member

Drawing Beginner and Beyond with Michelle Schaffer: Mondays 10am-1pm

Michelle Schaffer Adult Winter/Spring 2024

Spring II:
6 weeks Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3,  (no class 4/15 RPS vacation and 5/27 memorial Day)
$240 members / $300 non-members
Please click here to sign up for Spring II.


Beginner and Beyond

This is an observational drawing class that will tackle the basics of line, value, and perspective. 

We will work with pencil, charcoal and other media to achieve more mood in our drawings.

We will review the drawing basics as we tackle more complex still lives. 

A basis of solid drawing skills helps give you confidence in all your artistic endeavors.


Materials List:

Drawing board 23″x26″ 

(or whatever you find comfortable to carry)

Pencils – HB, 2B, 4B, 6B minimum (or whole set)

Erasers – kneadable and white rectangular

Pad 18×24 (at least 98pd) Canson Mixmedia pad

Compressed charcoal set (Hard Medium and Soft) 

and Vine Charcoal


Also would be nice but not necessary:

black ink – any brand

Brush – Sumi-E bamboo brush 

palette – something like – Richeson Plastic Muffin Pans ( DIck Blick)

water soluble graphite: Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle Pencils and Set (Dick Blick) or Derwent brand 2B and 4B pencils (Jerrys Norwalk)

Hold onto receipts!

Michelle Schaffer holds a B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works out of her studio in New Haven, where she explores her passion for the figure and works to communicate the complexit

ies and beauty of the human form in relation to it’s environment.