Jackie reeves drawing

Figure Drawing Studio with Jackie

On the first Tuesday of each month, join mixed media figure artist Jackie Reeves for a 3 hour session with a live model. Each month will focus on a different medium with instruction, demos and guidance as needed. A live model will be timed for a series of quick poses for warm ups, increasing in length with each pose in order to produce many figure studies. Enjoy a glass of wine in the company of artists of all levels. Class will wrap up with a final toast and a look at everyone’s work.

The price of this class includes the model fee and a glass of wine! Feel free to bring your own snack. Some materials provided; see materials list for what to bring for each class. Drop in and try one class or sign up for all four.


September 3: Charcoal

Materials to bring:

  • Vine charcoal
  • Compressed charcoal
  • Drawing chamois or soft paper towel
  • Variety of drawing erasers
  • 18x24 drawing paper pad

Materials provided: Retractable, vinyl and kneaded erasers, newsprint paper, easels


October 1: Ink

Materials to bring:

  • Thin black sharpie
  • Variety of round and flat watercolor brushes ranging in size up to 1” flat.
  • Paper; watercolor, bristol or mixed media paper pad—no smaller than 9x11”. (Larger paper can be cut smaller for short studies)
  • Glass water jar

Materials provided: pencils, ink, paint palette with 6 wells, paper towel, drawing boards


November 5: Collage

Materials to bring:

  • Acrylic medium or Mod Podge—matte finish or Elmer's glue
  • 1” glue brush and small bowl for glue if needed
  • Water jar
  • Glue stick, Scotch tape
  • Mixed media or bristol paper pad 18x24,100lb paper or heavier. We will probably use around 5 sheets
  • Collage papers: newspaper, thin brown paper bags, colored tissue paper, textured papers, old letters, wall paper, maps etc… avoid shiny papers from magazines and calendars.

Materials provided: black collage paper, brown butcher paper, charcoal, drawing boards


December 3: Mixed Media 2-hour LONG POSE (arrive 10 min early to set up)

Materials to bring:

  • Acrylic medium or Mod Podge—matte finish or elmers glue
  • 1” glue brush and small bowl for glue if needed
  • Water jar, glue stick, Scotch tape, painters tape
  • Acrylic paints (variety of your own color choices plus black and white)
  • Variety of brushes and palette

Surface options: Mixed media OR bristol paper (100lb or heavier) OR gessoed art panel (in the size of your choosing) OR canvas (not great for collage but good for just painting)

Collage papers: newspaper, thin brown paper bags, colored tissue paper, textured papers, old letters, wall paper, maps etc… avoid shiny papers from magazines and calendars.

Optional: colored pencils, cray pas, cran d’arches crayons, pastels, any drawing stuff

Materials provided: black collage paper, brown butcher paper, charcoal, colored pencils, some pastels


Canadian-born, Cape Cod-based artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co-founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010 she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Cape Cod, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington D.C., and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Art New England, and Artscope Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's Fellowship award for Visual Arts and was selected by them to paint the 32nd annual Boston Pops by the Sea commemorative painting in 2017.
A resident of the United States since 1995, Reeves currently lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Represented by
On Center Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.