“I say I can teach anyone to draw, with tricks and tips and exercises and techniques, but really it is about SEEING differently and then challenging your eye, hand and brain to work together in new ways.”
Drawing Instruction is offered to individuals and small groups on an ongoing basis. Figurative technique is emphasized through exercises focused on Light, Shape, Value and Color.
Color Journaling, a workshop using watercolor drawing materials and visual and textual prompts in a handmade watercolor booklet, is the newest addition to drawing workshop offerings.
Lesson focus of classes can be structured to adapt to frequency. age and experience; interested groups and individuals are encouraged to contact the studio directly to discuss interest.
“I learned so much. Thank you. You really are an amazing teacher. I now find myself squinting to train my eye to see the lights and darks. I’m actually getting started on another painting for the … National Park show and will approach it by utilizing all the steps you taught me. It actually feels good to have a plan.” Testimonial from Susan F. after a 3 hour session.
Homeschool Groups are welcome; curriculum can be adapted to place the exercises in a cultural and historical context, with a range of materials and techniques as age/experience appropriate. Classes take place in the Asheville NC area.
Susan McChesney holds a Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a concentration on Drawing and Printmaking. With a Masters in Education she continued teaching and administering art education, resulting in over 20 years experience in the Department of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, teaching Art to all ages and abilities, supervising and training teachers, developing and implementing programs and self-guiding materials, coordinating community outreach, supervising staff and volunteers, and participating in Strategic Planning, among other accomplishments. She now teaches at a variety of sites with a variety of students of all ages, including private individuals and homeschool/unschool groups.
Resume available upon request.