Workshop: Drawing Basics with Douglas David


This really successful and simple one day workshop on drawing will walk you through many of the “basics” of  drawing.

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Friday, August 26
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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This really successful and simple one day workshop on drawing will walk you through many of the “basics” of drawing. Whether a refresher or the first drawing class you have ever taken, it will make sense and help you have a better understanding of drawing. Developed by the many requests of painting students, Douglas has assembled all the basic areas of drawing and the things he thinks you need to know to be able to be more comfortable and a bit more confident in your drawing.

This course will also help to make your paintings better and  to correct problem areas that might come up in your work. Some of the basics of  composition and general sketching to get shapes and proportions correct, massing  in large shapes, simple easy to understand perspective for landscape/seascape,  understanding and tackling the task of drawing the various ellipses on vases,  pitchers, bowls and plates for floral/still lifes, point-of-view, contour line, figure  and how to build into a streetscape and get the scale correct, and the checklist of  what to look for when trouble shooting a painting and a drawing problem. 

The entire class is done with pencil in your notebook/sketchbook. Lots of  presentation, demo and workbook-type exercises to help you understand and  comprehend these basics. A great class by itself to feel better about drawing or  great to go with Douglas’ landscape/seascape and floral/still life class/workshops. 

Lunch: Please pack a lunch to eat during a short lunch break. 


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Falmouth Art Center Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.


Supply list: 


#2 pencil or bring an assortment of #4H, 2H, HB, 2B and 4B and maybe a  charcoal pencil 


pencil sharpener

Instructor Bio

Douglas’ Biography 

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and  spirit of the things he loves- tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on  his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime  or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort,  warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him- his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving  his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors,  Douglas’ teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with  those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www. 

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