Drawing Classes

Course Description:
Learning how to draw just became easier with step-by-step instruction from our talented drawing instructor! Classes will focus on building basic drawing techniques with practice. Students will deepen their understanding of form through perspective, color, and rapid visualization drawings. Critiques develop students’ abilities to think critically about their own work and maintaining their art journal will allow students to record thoughts, experiment with ideas and media and practice ideas.

Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 14 and older

Session & Class Structure: Classes will be held once a week on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the art room of the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center.  Each session lasts for six weeks allowing basic skills to build over time. This program is ideal for beginners, as well as more advanced students. Students are asked to bring their own supplies.

The cost is $85.00 for non-members and $76.50 for members.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ANY SESSION.  See the table below for session dates and themes.

Required Class Supplies: A Sketch Pad (Size 9x12 or 11x14), four drawing pencils (2B, 6B, HB, 2H) and a blue kneaded eraser, vinyl (white) eraser, a roll of blue artist or painter's tape.

: 6 students     Maximum: 15 students

Instructor: Heather Bollen-Hitchman

Heather Hitchman is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Southern State and the Nature Shop Manager at Cincinnati Nature Center.  Heather holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and Art Education from Mt. St. Joseph, a Master of Arts in Art Education from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate program that focuses on Community Based Arts Education. 

Session Dates  Session Theme

Drawing Fundamentals Session 1: February 2 - March 9 Contour Line 
Drawing Fundamentals Session 2: March 30 - May 4 Value
Drawing Fundamentals Session 3: May 25 - June 29 Landscapes
Drawing Fundamentals Session 4: July 27 - August 31 Portraiture
Drawing Fundamentals Session 5: September 14 - October 19 Gestures
Drawing Fundamentals Session 6: November 9 - December 14 Form & Content

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of six students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108.

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org.

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108