Basic Drawing


Oct 26 2021

Tuesdays, October 26-December 14
1:30-4:00pm (eight 2 1/2-hour sessions)
Instructor: Shahrbanoo Hamzeh
Ages: 15 & up
Minimum Students: 6, Maximum: 12
CAC Member: $80, Non-Member: $90
Registration deadline: October 19

Drawing is a powerful way to translate ideas and experiences onto a two-dimensional surface. This course will introduce students to basic aspects of drawing. We will explore observational and material processes, as well as concepts and creative potentials. By the end of the course, each student should be able to identify, practice, and recombine basic drawing methods. Students may bring their own drawing materials and paper. If they don’t possess some already, follow the suggested list.

Material List

  • newsprint or any drawing pad 18×24 or larger
  • medium vine charcoal
  • charcoal pencil(s)
  • kneaded eraser


Registration: Students may enroll during regular business hours: Tues-Sat 11:00-5:00 with check, cash or credit card, call 309.674.6822 with credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover) or mail in a completed registration form with check. Registration deadlines are stated with each class description. Fees generally include all supplies unless stated. Some instructors may provide a material list that students must bring. Late registrations are welcome if there is space available in the class. However, class fees are not prorated.

Cancellations: A class may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met.

Refund Policy: A full refund may be given for a student who withdraws prior to registration deadline or if the Contemporary Art Center cancels a class. A partial refund of half the amount may be given for a student who withdraws after registration deadline and /or up to the end of the 1st class session. After registration deadline, materials / lab fees cannot be refunded. Contemporary Art Center is not responsible for providing refunds or make-up classes for students who miss classes. Fees will not be deferred to a future class. Students will not receive compensation for missed classes.

For questions, contact William Butler at 309.674.6822