Registration is open for “Drawing for Painters” Summer Workshop 2024 in Peachbelt Studio’s private backyard & meadow garden facilitated by oil painter Dawn Stafford. Sign up for 12 hours of study / $240 / July 8th-112th/ 10am-1pm each day. Please register (below) to confirm availability, and submit payment to confirm registration. Limit 10 students.

This Drawing Workshop is for people who work with color. Matisse once said; you can tell a great colorist by their black and white drawings. We will ponder these questions: How is drawing important to painting? Where does one leave off, and the other begin? How do I make sense of it all? Why does “conservation of values”matter? Students will deepen their drawing skills with a nod to the painter within and with a specific understanding of structure, value, and composition. Painting problems are often drawing problems. This workshop is aimed at strengthening both in turn. Be prepared to get messy with charcoal & conte crayon, and more, or bring your preferred drawing medium! Drawing references and demonstrations will be shared, as well as group discussion.

To secure your spot please mail a check made out to ‘Peachbelt Studio’ (or contact me about other forms of payment). I will confirm by email upon receipt. Mailing Address: Dawn Stafford/Peachbelt Studio PO Box 882 Saugatuck, MI 49453.

Price includes paper, use of my drawing boards & other all other art supplies.

Cancellation 10 day in advance for a full refund.

Please bring your own easel and chair.

Alternate workshop space nearby in case of rain.

I’m excited to share my studio, and this creative adventure with you. Thank you!

6292 124th Avenue, Fennville , MI