Massena artist offering drawing classes in June
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:19 am

MASSENA -- Local artist Vern Mauk is offering drawing classes at his home studio in June. These classes are open to aspiring artists high school aged and up.

Classes meet Mondays for five weeks, June 23 and 30 and July 7, 14 and 21. Students can pick a time slot, 9 to 11 a.m. or 7 to 9 p.m.

Classes include pencil drawing and introduction to ink drawing. Skills include how to illustrate dimension for perspective and utilizing the contrast between light and dark. In the class, students will use Mauk's book "Ink Drawing Fun" and will have the opportunity to purchase their own copy.

Mauk has been teaching drawing and watercolor classes for 23 years. He formerly taught high school art classes in Massena.

Cost is $75 for a five-week session, and students are asked to bring their own supplies.

Students should bring a drawing pad 8"x10" or larger (Strathmore brand preferred), a soft eraser, ultra fine tip permanent markers (Sharpie brand preferred), and drawing pencils in three hardnesses: 2B, 4B and 6B.

Mauk’s studio is at 9 Old Farm Circle.

Info and registration: 769-8691