Full course description
Wednesdays, 4/13/2022-5/11/2022, 6:00-7:30pm
Instructor: Michelle Champlin
Playful Intuitive Drawing is a fun and exploratory five-week drawing class that gives folks an opportunity to express themselves creatively through drawing and connecting with their intuition. We will be taking inspiration from unique real-world images which incorporate interesting colors, textures, and shapes. You will learn basic drawing techniques using the elements of art and will be experimenting with representational and abstract concepts using your intuition as a guide; you are the orchestrator here. There is no right or wrong in this class and no prior drawing experience is necessary! Join us and have some fun!
Classes are taught online through Zoom. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. Students will also need access to email as images will be sent via email in advance of class so students will have access to images as desired during class.
basic drawing or sketch paper
a basic set of colored pencils
regular pencil (can be drawing pencils or basic No. 2 pencil)
Michelle (Shelley) Champlin is a professional visual artist, educator, intuitive, and creative mentor whose artwork ranges from representational to intuitive abstract and tends to explore emotion, human perspective, healing, spirituality, and consciousness. Earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts with a Visual Arts focus provided her time, space, and resources to delve deeply into her own truth, perspective, and process, both as an individual and as an artist an experience that informs her work every day. Her background includes working with a variety of populations including children, adults, and youth and adults who experience developmental disabilities. She is passionate about bringing opportunities for education, creative growth, and self-expression to the community as well as creating space for folks to contemplate and honor their own experience. Her belief that art gives us an opportunity to see in a new way, a vehicle to learn, and the power to convey is at the heart of her love of teaching.