This successful and simple one-day workshop on drawing will walk you through many of the “basics” of drawing. Whether it’s 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. Learn composition and general sketching to get shapes and proportions correct, massing in large shapes, easy to understand perspective for landscape/seascape, understanding and tackling the various ellipses on rounded objects 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 problem. This course will also help to make your paintings better and correct issues that might come up in your work. The workshop will feature lots of presentations, demos and exercises to help you understand and comprehend these basics. A great class by itself or to pair with Douglas’ upcoming painting workshops.