Project Description

Drawing 101: The Basics with Lena Shiffman

Please note: This class will be held virtually using Zoom.  Please contact Joan Gavornik with any questions or concerns.

Stop being afraid of drawing and learn to use the basic steps when you draw, such as shapes, line and values. In this relaxed workshop students learn the basic principles of drawing including proportion, mass, value and line. Working with charcoal, on a variety of still life subjects, students will improve their drawing skills as they increase their understanding of structure and composition. Below are the materials needed for this workshop.


  • Soft charcoal pencil
  • Soft vine charcoal
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Pink (rubber) eraser
  • Newsprint pad, 18″x24″

Do you need help getting these materials? We’re here for you! Contact Joan at to discuss solutions.

FALL –  981
  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up

  • Instructor: Lena Shiffman

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 12

  • Tuition: $65; Member: $50

Register – Drawing 101