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Beginner's Level Class

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Liz Larson, ARC Art Director

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30

Registration fee: $85

This is a beginner portrait drawing class. Learn techniques to draw eyes, noses, mouths and hair then create a proportional face. You will learn how to use drawing tools to achieve realistic effects.


Must bring your own supplies:

The right tools are important for a successful drawing.We will be using all of the following:

    • Drawing Pad (no bound sketchbooks,

       needs to lay flat)

    • Hi-Polymer Block Eraser

    • Kneaded Eraser

    • Blending Stump

    • Retractable Eraser

    • Graphite Pencil Set: 6B through 4H

      (this range is preferred or close to it)

Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director



Open Studio

Bring whatever project you are working on: painting, drawing, craft project, knitting etc.

Fee: $10 per open studio date.

No pre-registration required for regular open studio dates, just drop in! Pay at time of class by exact cash or check.


THURSDAYS 10:30am -12:30pm

Held in Galena ARC Art Studio

Level: All levels are welcome—Beginner to Advanced!


This is a self-guided open studio where artists of all abilities are welcome to come and share ideas, techniques, ask questions and just enjoy creating in the company of other artists. You can work at your own pace and gain knowledge from other's experiences and success. Must bring your own supplies.




You can register online (links below).

Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee.



Complete these 3 steps:

1. For immediate class registration please email:

You will be placed on the class list in order of email received. Your place will be held for 4 days awaiting payment. 

2. Download and Print the Registration Form

3. Drop off or mail:

Galena ARC
11084 W US HWY 20
Galena, IL 61036

If a class fills up please contact
Liz to be put on a wait list.

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