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Drawing With Colored Pencils

Dates: Thurs Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19 9:30AM-11:30AM

  • 125 US dollars
  • Art Center at Ambler

Service Description

Instructor: Harold Gans Dates: Thurs Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 9:30AM-11:30AM Cost: $110 member $125 nonmember Location of Class: ACAA, 45 Forest Ave. Ambler, PA Do you have a favorite photo of a building that you want to bring to life? Your home or church are good examples. Working from a photo that you provide (8 x 10); we will start with sketches to develop your picture. You will also learn the importance of working with the correct materials and paper to achieve a finished professional look to your artwork. The majority of time will be devoted to drawing and refining your skills. Within this class you’ll learn the importance of composition, shading, shadows and perspective. We will have discussions on value, hue, and color while working with colored pencils. The skills you develop in this class can be applied to any medium. This class is engaging and informative with particular emphasis on architectural elements in your work. A list of materials is provided, and Mr. Gans will contact you regarding these materials. All skill levels are welcomed. BIO Harold Gans spent his younger years growing up in Havertown, PA where he began his art career drawing tractor-trailers. Studying engineering in college, Gans improved his technical drawing ability and kindled a lasting interest in architectural drawing. His artistry hit full stride during his Army stint stationed in Germany. Some of his work appeared in "Stars & Stripes" magazine, and many of the pieces on his website,, were inspired by or drawn during his time in Europe. While raising his family, Gans expanded his artistic repertoire from pencil into pen and ink, oil paints and watercolor. After a 50+ year civil engineering career he is now enjoying his retirement. Gans has found that travel inspires his artwork, and he devotes some time every day to one of his works-in-progress, whether it be a commissioned piece or a personal piece. Refund policy Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances a class must be cancelled. When that happens, we will be happy to credit you for another class or a different session throughout the year. This credit will be good for one (1) year and can be used for any class that has availability and space.

Questions? Contact the Art Center 215-619-8863

  • Art Center at Ambler

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