Expressive Flower Drawing Class September 21

Photo by instructor, Rebekah Vermeulen

Dale Farland

Expressive Flower Drawing is a more relaxed, yet still guided lesson where students can experiment/play with different drawing tools such as markers, pens, charcoal, etc., to create their own expressive flower sketches. Students are encouraged to bring in optional materials to enhance their creations. The instructor will provide photos to use for inspiration and will demonstrate ways to make fun marks and be expressive while still capturing imagery.

Rebekah Vermeulen is a mixed media artist who started drawing after being diagnosed with and battling an autoimmune disease at age 18. In the years following, as her health improved, Rebekah began painting and discovered a growing passion for art. She is a graduate of Milan Art Institute, where she learned to combine both traditional and contemporary painting techniques with her own expressive style. In addition to a solo art show at Oro Valley’s Artist & Makers Studios, her work has been featured in local businesses, gallery exhibitions, and fundraising events. Rebekah is passionate about the healing and transformative power of art and encouraging others to brave the gift of creativity within themselves.

Class description: With this class, students will learn different drawing skills utilizing drawing tools such as pens, pencils, markers, and charcoal. Even if you have never tried drawing before, this class will teach you techniques that you can apply to drawings in the class or in the future. This class welcomes students with no past experience as well as those with experience. Everyone will enjoy this class as you explore your own expression with flower sketches. Please note that optional drawing materials are welcome as they can help the student expand and heighten their experience in this class.

Date for class: Thursday, Sept. 21

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Class fee: $35

Class size: Minimum: 5, Maximum: 24

Payment deadline date: Thursday, Sept. 14

Materials the instructor will provide: Paper, cups, and brushes for watercolor pencils, and reference photos.

Materials participants are to bring: A pencil and eraser. A set of watercolor pencils or water-soluble crayons, a marker, and a pen of choice. All materials can be found at Walmart, Amazon, or any craft store.

Optional: Charcoal, paint markers, permanent markers such as a Sharpie, oil pastels, water-soluble graphite, calligraphy pens, and any other drawing material of choice are welcome. Most materials can be found at the locations listed above.

Registration: Go to GroupWorks. Click on “Events.” Click on “I’m Going.” Confirmation is depositing your check in the lockbox outside the Art Room Door. Please deposit your check quickly as classes fill up. Please do not click “I’m Going” unless you intend to take the class.

Reminder: Starting in 2023, participants in all art classes must be members of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected] for membership forms.