Barbara Fugate – Expressive Sketchbook Drawing Part I: The Art Elements (Online); Wednesdays, February 21-March 20, 2024

Date: Wednesdays, February 21-March 20, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-2:30PM Pacific Time, 2:30-5:30 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Conté crayon, charcoal, opaque watercolor and some collage materials

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Chances are your sketchbook is full of quick ideas, experiments, and more developed drawings.  This class also includes quick exercises and more developed compositions, with the focus being the five art elements: line, shape, color, texture, and value.  Each week one art element is explored at a time.  You will draw from your own still life set-ups, from houseplants or flowers, photos, video, as well as your imagination.  Drawing media includes: conté crayon, charcoal, artist crayons, markers, opaque watercolor, and gouache paint.

This is the first section of a two-part course.  You can register for one or both Part 1 & 2.  Some drawing experience is recommended. This course aims to expand your expressive visual vocabulary and encourage a dynamic daily sketchbook practice.

Barbara Fugateis a painter committed to making drawings and paintings that express life rather than imitate it. Discovering and experiencing “how things are” rather than “what they are” continues to inspire and drive Fugate’s art and art instruction. Fugate received a BFA from Western Kentucky University and a MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio. Fugate has taught expressive drawing and painting classes and workshops in Seattle, as well as international workshops for over 25 years. Schools where Fugate has taught include Gage Academy of Art, Seattle Pacific University, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (Victoria, BC), La Conner Art Workshops, as well as her own Seattle Weekend Art Workshops. Fugate’s artwork is published in “The Best of Drawing and Sketching” by Terry Sullivan, “Landscape Painting” by Mitchell Albala, and Margaret Davidson’s book, “Contemporary Drawing”.


This class is full.  Please sign up for the Wait List to be notified if a spot opens up or if Barbara adds another section of this class.


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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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