NE Oregon Arts


Drawing Strategies and Techniques

Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., lunch break provided, then 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

$75 – Includes materials (white drawing paper, toned charcoal paper, kneaded eraser, Nitram charcoal sticks in B (soft), HB (medium), and H (hard) grades)

Pre-registration Required

Drawing strategies and techniques, for beginners to experienced artists, will be covered in this one day workshop. Come spend a day honing in on your drawing skills through a variety of techniques to help you capture an image and learn how to correct common drawing mistakes. The class will be separated into a morning and afternoon session.

The morning session will focus on how to measure for correct proportions and basic drawing fundamentals in graphite. We will cover measuring, value (graduation of light to dark) and composition dos and don’ts working from either the students photo or one provided.

The afternoon session will focus on experimenting with charcoal and white chalk on toned paper. We will be using Nitram Charcoal and students can experiment with either a portrait or still life from either their photo or one provided. If students prefer, they are welcome to continue working in graphite but charcoal is awesome!

Learning to draw is a lifetime endeavor which is part of what makes it so challenging, but also rewarding when we surprise ourselves with what we are capable of creating. It’s amazing the difference a few tips and changes in approach can make in the end result!

About your teacher: Jennifer Behymer has a B.E.S. in Educational and Counseling Psychology and has enjoyed teaching art to children, teens and adults in both school and gallery settings for the past 15 years. Before moving to New England in the fall of 2015, Jennifer taught K-12 Art in Independence, MO, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. In addition Jennifer was a co-founder of Summit Art, a not-for-profit artist organization with over 100 members. After moving to the suburbs of Boston in 2015 Jennifer decided to pursue classical training in art and has been taking classes at New England School of Fine Art in Bargue drawing, oil painting and portraiture with instructor Jo Ellen Reinhardt. This past year Kansas City artist Tina Garrett invited Jennifer to be a mentee in her mentorship program which has been a wonderful opportunity. You can check out Tina’s work at


Unlimited available
Drawing Strategies$75.00materials included