Sketching for Scaredy Cats III

If you have some experience drawing but would like to fine-tune your skills, Sketching for Scaredy Cats III is for you. This class is aimed at advanced beginners and intermediate students that have some experience in drawing. Classes will focus on classical and traditional techniques that will help you draw what you see, the way you see it. We will be drawing from life, not photos.

Instructor Mary Richmond of Cape Cod Art and Nature has been teaching people of all ages to draw for over 35 years, and she believes anyone and everyone can learn to draw, given a few simple techniques and some practice. Students will learn various traditional techniques and will be able to draw from life with some skill and confidence after the 8-week session. All a student needs for the first class is 9" x 12” sketchbook (the kind with LOTS of paper) and a pencil. Nothing fancy. Don’t bother to bring an eraser.

Mary Richmond is a life-long resident of Barnstable with a long history of teaching art classes for all ages. Her special love is working with beginners and encouraging all to find their inner artist. She is also a weekly nature columnist for the Cape Cod Chronicle and Enterprise Newspapers and writes regularly for the Barnstable Patriot. Her ink drawings accompany her writings.

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