WINTER 2021/22 Very O’k Drawing and Illustration Classes


Give yourself or someone you love the gift of drawing with a longtime artist.  You will learn a line-language and have fun. Here’s what a few folks have said about the classes:

“Penny is a wonderful teacher who really helps awaken our creativity in a very supportive atmosphere.” ~Starhawk




For Older Youth and Adult age folks
Mondays, December 6, 13 (Holiday Break w. “homework”), begin again Jan. 10, 17th, 2022

6 pm to 8 pm
$125.00, 4-classes, per person

Here’s a brief overview of the focus/lessons: Experimenting and doodling with new tools and supplies…Understanding perception of contour lines…Seeing the shape of an object and relationships…Understanding the perception of positive and negative….Looking at 1-2-3 dimension, horizon lines and overlapping in landscape…Perspective in portraits–understanding 3/4, front and profile view…Experimenting with texture, technique, light and shadow

A few of the many ways we may draw and illustrate: Sketching, doodling, brainstorming, learning line families and techniques, storyboarding, comics and caricatures, graphic recording and….

“A refreshing, mindful, and encouraging way to engage with mama nature (and other friends) through drawing practice! ”  ~K. Srdjak

Materials and supplies we will experiment and practice with: Pencils! HB, 4B, 2B, Non-toxic markers, Colored pencils, Watercolors, Tracing paper, Drawing paper, Kneaded eraser,

What we will be drawing and illustrating: Everyday things, stories, people–portraits and caricatures, places–landscapes, things–still-life, and more…What do you want to draw and illustrate? Bring your ideas and inspirations.

These 4-week classes will continue, expanding on fundamentals, technique and subject matter…

Beginning October 25th, Nov. 1, 8, 15th
December 6, 13 (Holiday Break w. “homework”), begin again Jan. 10, 17th, 2022!
February 7, 14, 21, 28

Sign up for all three, four-week sessions at a discounted rate:
Adults: $300.00

Once you register for the class, I’ll send you instructions for how to join the class via Zoom, plus a weekly session outline. Each session will be recorded and made available for the student’s private use.

“Above all things, Penny’s class was, to me, an invitation: a no-judgement, encouraging holding-open of the door into seeing the world more actively and being present with what is. At first, you might learn to feel and hear your pencil on paper as it connects you to a space with no expectations that nonetheless surprises and reciprocates. You might find yourself unlearning what you assume about the world around you and yourself. You will see the work of every artist differently and be gently reminded that the world is not about your ego.”  L. Wayne

Additional information

Class session

January 18 to February 8, March 1 to March 22, April 12 to May 3, All 3 Sessions