Bemis School of Art

Narrow Your Results


Class Category




Cost ($)


Search Results

ArtTrax: Drawing I

In this course, you will learn the basics of drawing, such as contour lines, light and shadows, and how to embody gestures. Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. Emphasis is not on producing finished works of art but rather on developing a basic skill set through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed or expected for level I classes. The courses proceed sequentially, each level building upon what was previously presented. 16-Adult

Southwest Watercolors

Are you inspired by the arid beauty of the southwest? Come learn how to capture the ever-diverse fauna and flora of these beautiful and brutal landscapes. Students will learn about landscape composition, working from (photo) reference, dramatic shading, and so much more! Adults

Fundamentals of Drawing

This class is intended for students familiar with the basic tools and beginning skills of drawing and picture-making. We'll explore more advanced concepts such as lighting and shading, rendering techniques, perspective, and understanding the picture plane. By the end of class, we will have greater confidence in our artistic expression! Ages 9-12

Introduction to Pastel Techniques

Have you ever been mystified by pastels? This course is aimed toward beginners but creatives working in other mediums may learn something new about this often-overlooked art form. The instructor will provide demonstrations to give students a better understanding of techniques. We will combine a variety of materials such as pastels, papers, and tools to create the most colorful artworks imaginable. Adults

Drawing Animals

Do you love animals? This course is an introduction to drawing animals of all types. They are all around us and are endlessly fascinating to watch and draw. This course will show you the basics of drawing any animal and help you understand anatomy so that you can confidently draw the animal world. Ages 9-12

Speed Up Your Drawing

This class will emphasize speed and accuracy in your drawings including how to start drawings faster. Students will be pushed on speed earlier in the class and then can relax into a longer drawing in the second half of the class. No laid-back, leisurely drawing in this class. Standing is required to get an accurate drawing with speed and movement. Like athletics, quick drawing requires active body movement and the ability to move to get a better angle. Drawing faster requires repetitive practice. Adults

Drawing Techniques: Exploring the Human Face

Portrait drawing can seem like a challenging skill to learn since every face is unique and filled with detail but in this course, you will learn how to draw portraits down to the finer details! The instructor will guide you through each stage of drawing from proportion, structure, and how to draw facial features by drawing from real life. This class is for those who would like to build on their skills. 16-Adult

Building A Sketchbook & Sketching Practice

Ever wanted to build your own sketchbook? In this course, you will learn how to handcraft your own sketchbook, AND how to fill it and create your own sketching practice. If you struggle sketching and want to establish a consistent sketching routine, as well as create your own unique sketchbook, this is the perfect course for you. Learn and develop your skills through multiple sketching exercises. 16-Adult

Try It: Mixed Media | Drawing with Jim Needham

Try something new without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. Experiment with new techniques or an art medium that has always intrigue you. Bring an open mind and lots of playfulness and we’ll do the rest. 16-Adult

Zentangle® Basics and Beyond

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is a meditative and mindful way of creativity. This course will take you through the basic philosophy and terminology of Zentangle® and introduce you to a variety of patterns and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or have some tangling experience, you will find something new in this course. 16-Adult

Drawing From Life: Develop a Daily Sketchbook Practice

Develop drawing skills and cultivate daily creative practice by sketching from life. Learn to loosen your hand, frame your composition, and capture simple moments to create a cohesive body of work (and perhaps a lifelong habit!). We will use simple, portable materials that make it easy to incorporate drawing into your everyday routine. You'll leave with a sketchbook and new practices to explore. This class includes walking field trips to local drawing locations and more. Adults