Intro to Drawing: Landscapes in Season

Spring 2021 Registration is Open!



Open to Art Lovers of All Levels.

In this beginning/intermediate drawing class, participants will develop their use of the elements of art through several design principles in landscapes. We will experiment with different drawing materials and blending tools during the course. We will explore several drawing techniques, including overlapping, perspective, and shading with values. Each artist is encouraged to work from references that inspire self and celebrate their own unique drawing style.

Note: Previous drawing experience is welcomed, but not required for this course.


Ages:  16+
  Saturdays, March 6 – March 27, 2021 (4 weeks)
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am EST
  $171 (A $10 late fee will be added after Thursday, March 4)
Location: Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Schedule

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Welcome and Technique Workshops
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Guided Projects and Instructor Check-ins
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Wrap up and Discussion



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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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