Beginner Drawing Studio: Ages 6-Adult (Session Complete)


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Students will draw with graphite and charcoal, using still-life objects as well as photographs for references. We’ll learn to master the following:

  • Lines and shapes
  • Shading
  • Textures
  • Rendering 3D forms and spaces

Where: Spirit Made Steel Martial Arts

When: Mon-Fri, Jun 5-9, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (15 hours total)

Supplies: Included in class fee.

Art Instructor: Noel Newquist (Mr. New)

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 19 (Late registrations add $25)

Class Size: Five to twenty students. If the minimum of 5 is not reached by the registration deadline, Newquii Studios may choose to cancel this course and refund registration fees. For more information, please see our Terms of Service.

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This session has ended. If you are interested in joining this course when we offer it again in the future, please contact us or register for email updates.

Beginner Drawing Studio 2017

Welcome to the Beginner Drawing Studio; it’s wonderful to have your smiling face joining us today! Come learn something new, with Mr. New.

Anyone can learn how to draw. There are no prerequisites for this course, except for the age requirement (6-adult). Regardless of experience level, anyone who has a desire to learn is welcome to join this beginner level course. There’s something for everyone to learn!


Spirit Made Steel Martial Arts
1604 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL 35758


5 day course, 3 hours per day. Total 15 hours.
Monday – Friday, June 5 – 9
1:00pm – 4:00pm


Newquii Studios will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include pencil sets, charcoal sets, and sketchbooks for each student to use during class. Students will get to keep these supplies when the course is complete. As references, students in the Beginner Drawing Studio will use still-life objects, photographs, and imagination.

If you wish, you may also choose to bring your own supplies in addition to those provided.

Learning Targets

In the Beginner Drawing Studio course, we’re going to take a look at the types of lines and shapes that we see in the world around us. From organic shapes to geometric forms, we’ll learn to focus our eyes, and use simple tools (pencils and charcoal) to render realistic imagery. We’re going to train our eyes to see how things really look, instead of the way that we think they look. From spotting textural minutiae to noticing the way objects look cloudier in the distance, learning to see is the first step in learning to draw.

We’ll learn how light interacts with the world around us to make highlights and shadows, how the human eye perceives that light, how to measure proportions and angles (uh-oh, there goes Mr. New using math words again!), and how to change the scale of objects to emphasize distance or emotion…  In the process, students will boost their vocabulary with words like: value, scale, proportion, geometric shapes, organic shapes, foreground, background, and so much more!

If any of this sounds too complicated, trust that Mr. New will be with you every step of the way. And trust that drawing is a skill that anyone can learn. By the time you complete this class, you’ll be proficient in drawing black-and-white images, and you’ll be fully prepared for the following courses:

Art Instructor

The Beginner Drawing Studio will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As an art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 9 years of experience working with every level of art student, from beginners to national award-winners. To enjoy free lessons from Mr. New, check out Mr. New’s Art Class on YouTube. To see some of Mr. New’s artwork, check out the Original Artwork section of our shop.