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Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Drawing From Nature

with Debra Bickford


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Learn how to draw from direct observation of objects in nature. Follow the process of careful observation, creation of basic shapes, refining them and creating details and values to bring a drawing to life. The act of careful observation and interpretation of an object on a flat surface develops skill, and is a calming activity, as you’ll have to slow down and look very carefully at what is in front of you. You’ll be given tips and tricks to break down an object into basic shapes with demonstrations on how to create 3/D value, texture and effects of light on an object. Basic drawing tools will be demonstrated and used. The instructor will provide a significant collection of natural objects to choose from. You will have the option to create a simple lighting observation box that can aid in drawing. Beginner to advanced students welcome! Supply list available at adult ed office.

About Debra: Debra Bickford has lived in the Buxton and Hollis area for over 50 years. She has a BA from Maine College of Art and a BS in Art Education from USM. She has taught Visual Arts in Maine at the High School Level for 37 years and recently retired. She has also served on the board of the Maine Art Education Association for twenty years and was the President from 2017-19. In 2015 she was the MAEA Secondary Art Educator of the year and in 2018 she was honored with the MAEA Art Educator of the year. Debra is a painter and printmaker who loves to garden.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

  • Mar 26 - May 7th, 2024
    Tue for 6 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm



92 Sokokis Trail
Buxton, ME 04093 Get directions

Room: Art Room 120

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