Drawing Classes

Beginner/Intermediate Drawing (Ages 14-adult)

Charcoal Landscape by Kevin Hunter

Charcoal Landscape by Kevin Hunter

Learn the steps to realistic drawing using dry mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and Conte crayons. Students will be instructed in the breaking down of objects into shapes, shadows, and details. The elements of art, such as line, shape, shadow, form, and perspective will be systematically taught using sketches, drawing exercises, and finished projects. Beginners and those who haven’t drawn in a while will learn new skills, while intermediate students will build upon what they know with challenging projects.

Drawing supplies are provided. Each student must bring one pad of Strathmore 400 Drawing Paper, 18” x 24” (http://www.dickblick.com/items/13651-1009/)

  • Member price: $135 / Non-Member Price: $158

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Kevin Hunter

Kevin Hunter learned to paint at the age of seven when his grandmother taught him to use watercolors and he’s been at it ever since. In high school, he studied drawing with children’s book illustrator Robert Baumgartner. In college, he studied medical illustration and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing/painting. He also studied portrait and still life painting for two years at Chicago’s historic Palette and Chisel Academy. He has won numerous local and national awards for both drawing and painting. 

Hunter is an experienced teacher, having taught for fifteen years at Elgin Community College in the Communication Arts program. He has also taught drawing at Northern Illinois University and at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Hunter maintains a vigorous studio practice in Batavia. His work is divided between his Regionalist Impressionism farm paintings and his PaintMyKNine watercolor dog portraits. His work can be viewed at www.kevinhunterart.com and at www.petartist.net

Drawing Portraits (Ages 14-adult)


Let portrait artist, Kevin Hunter, demystify the process of portraiture in this 4-week class. Using charcoal, pencil, and other dry media, you will learn the proportions of the face and tips for rendering features and skin tones. All supplies are provided.

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • June 4 - June 25, 2019

  • Member Price: $90 / Non-Member Price: $105




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