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RATS 1: Basic Drawing on Paper, a Tweens Art Workshop with Wendy Aldwyn (6 sessions, 12 hours)

September 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| $330

For the aspiring animator tween … A series of practical, imaginative workshops presented in 6-week sessions in the Fall and Spring, RATS aspires to facilitate a basic understanding of traditional and digital art.

In preparation for the Spring “Rats II” digital animation session, this Fall’s “RATS I” focuses on basic drawing skills with a variety of media in order to begin storyboarding ideas. In Spring’s RATS II, we’ll begin to explore digital animation with Adobe Fresco on your iPad.

Now accepting registrations for “RATS I” Basic drawing on paper


Week 1: Basic shapes and shading with pencil

Week 2: How to combine basic shapes into a creature, from life or fantasy

Week 3: How to draw a landscape with watercolor pencils

Week 4: Perspective while drawing a fantasy city, inking in your pencil drawing

Week 5: Some dynamic poses while inventing your own character and inking it in

Week 6: How to create a storyboard with your character, preliminary for digital animation

Create: Grow your portfolio with a finished drawing each week.

For the serious art-minded tween, ages 9 – 13

6 Saturdays, September 16 through October 21, 1:00-3:00 pm

Instructor: Wendy Aldwyn

$330 for the series (required supplies Amazon Basics drawing set, Sakura assorted Manga pens, 11×17 white Strathmore Smooth*Bristol Drawing pad; all other supplies provided)

*Save if you sign up for the series, or join us as your schedule allows. Contact gallery to sign up for individual sessions at $60 each.

Location: Margaret Lane Gallery Annex/F-Stop 2, 302 W Corbin Street, Hillsborough, NC

For more information and to register, go to margaretlanegallery.com/workshop-registration