Monday, August 15, 2016

Drawing Basics with Margery

Gesture of a pear
What makes that apple look so good? The color? Sure, but perhaps the shape—the gesture. Learn to translate that fruitful taste into a drawing filled with weighted, curved, and hatched lines. And don’t worry if you don’t know what hatched or cross-hatched lines are, Drawing Basics with Margery Theroux will teach you.

The Art School at Old Church, in Demarest, is a community hub for students of all ages to learn and to flourish in all different mediums from painting to ceramics to photography.  The school offers over 90 classes that take place in the morning, afternoon, night and weekends for a period of 10 weeks. We provide workshops on the weekends in glass bead making and figure drawing, and if you’re feeling mindful, take a weekly yoga class on Thursday mornings!

Whether you are new to drawing or in need of a refresher, you won’t be lost in this class!

With different still life set up weekly, Margery begins class with handouts and demonstrations of different drawing skills. With encouraging words of advice, she shows you step-by-step how to contour or shade the objects she set up in the middle of the room (last week, it was a selection of fruit). She dictates what she sees as she demonstrates: "A luscious apple with high shoulders and a narrow bottom or a pear with a bent body."

Stippling of an apple
The three-hour class will fly by as Margery provides individual attention. Going from stippling to shading, after a while, you might even get lost in the moment and forget that you’re drawing a piece of fruit. Before you know it, you will have learned the basics and can practice anywhere with anything. 

So, bite in! Start with a delicious apple then work your way toward an entire fruit basket, and graduate to figures.

Registration is now open and Fall courses begin on September 6. Come join and register for a class today by mail, fax, hand delivery or over the phone.  Call 201-767-7160 for a printed catalog or visit

About The Art School at Old Church
The Art School at Old Church is a non-profit cultural resource center providing community access to enriching experiences in the arts.  The school offers over 90 art classes and workshops for adults, teens and children each semester, as well as free gallery art exhibitions, cultural events, and outreach programs for special populations.  The Art School’s programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as contributions from foundations, corporations, businesses and individuals.

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