Life Drawing Class – June 20-23, 2022


Where: Midtown Elementary School
When: Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, 2022. 12:00pm-1:00pm
Supplies: Included in class fee (pencils, pastels, papers, etc.)
Art Instructor: Noel Newquist (Mr. New)

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Life Drawing Learning Targets

The purpose of the Life Drawing Class is to understand how to observe the world around you, and re-create an image of what you see. Each session will focus on different techniques and materials. Register today to gain a more complete understanding of how to draw what you see. These classes are OPEN TO ALL AGES. You’re never too young or old to start learning about art.


The $80 registration fee includes all supplies and all four days of class. June 20-23, 2022, 12pm-1pm, at Midtown Elementary.

Session Offerings

Monday, June 20th – Measuring, Shading, and Textures
Learn the basic skills needed to observe the world around you and copy the lights, shadows, and textures that you see. Create value scales and practice textures. Draw simple objects by measuring relative sizes and shapes.

Tuesday, June 21st – Observing Color
Create a monochromatic painting and begin to practice with color blending. Learn to identify colored light sources, local color, and reflected color.

Wednesday, June 22nd – Plein Air Drawing
Take your art supplies outdoors, and draw/paint the world around you! (weather permitting)

Thursday, June 23rd – Gestural Figures
Study how the human body moves, and learn to draw the human figure in action.

Showcase from Previous Art Camps


Mister New will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include pencils, erasers, papers, markers, pastels, etc. As references, students in the Life Drawing courses will use famous artworks, photos of real places/things, random household objects, the great outdoors, each other, and imagination.

Class Size

A maximum of 12 students will be allowed per session. If that threshold is met, we will consider offering the same classes again later in the summer.


Midtown Elementary School
140 Coefer Blvd
Madison, AL 35758

Art Instructor

The Life Drawing Class will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As a National Board Certified art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 14 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.


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