Intro to Drawing

Intro Drawing Adult 2021

Ages 16+  |  In-Person

Spring 2022 Registration Will Be Announced in November!
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In this class, students will develop basic observational and perceptual drawing skills. Using a variety of media and methods, students learn fundamental approaches to interpreting visual forms. Through the expressive use of line, shape, value, texture, and composition, students gain an understanding of how drawing is used as a means of creative exploration and communication, in turn, strengthening personal expression.

Note: This class is open to very beginners and students with experience who want to continue their studies and increase their skills.


Dates:  Saturdays, September 25 – November 20, 2021 (8 weeks)
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Skip Date:  October 9
 $300 + $40 supply fee
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


Registration closed.






Kate Parsons
Art Educator in Fairfax County, VA
Read about Ms. Parsons

Kate Parsons is the studio art teacher for MCAA’s Drawing for Adults course. Ms. Parsons is a Fairfax County art teacher with 16 years of classroom experience. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Radford University and holds a teaching certificate in Art K-12.

In the Summers, Ms. Parsons continues to teach visual art classes with the Institute for the Arts, where she has been working since 2012. Her classes range from Foundational Drawing to Fused Glass, Jewelry & Metals, and Fiber Arts. Ms. Parsons has also taught at a summer sewing camp in Fairfax for The Handwork Studio, based out of Pennsylvania. This year, Ms. Parsons has transitioned to online classes for both MCAA and The Handwork Studio, as well as online distance learning for her art classes in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Ms. Parsons lives in Fairfax County with her two adult children (and their two dogs). She is also a non-medical volunteer for the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corp. Ms. Parsons has participated in trainings, exercises, and drills since 2009, and is proud to help out in Fairfax during 2020’s quarantine due to the Coronavirus.










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