Foundations of Drawing Course – Materials and announcements

There’s still room to enroll in the Foundations of Drawing course offered through the Steamboat Art Museum! It is going to be in the *new* atelier upstairs, complete with hardwood floors and an unbeatable view of Downtown Steamboat.

Foundations of Drawing workshop at the Steamboat Art Museum.  Class will meet from 9am-12pm on every Thursday in March, 2015. Call Dottie at SAM to enroll, (970) 870-1755. $175.
Contact me if you have questions. Click here for more details on the workshop, materials list, etc.

FOUNDATIONS OF DRAWING with Chula Beauregard

Guided by “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards

When: 9 am-12 pm Thursdays in the month of March (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th), 2015

Where: The Steamboat Art Museum Studio (upstairs)


Drawing is fundamental to the pursuit of representational art. Once we can quiet the critic in our minds, we can truly see what is before us, and let the information flow from our eyes to our hands. This class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training. The global skill of drawing a perceived object, person, or place is not dependent upon “talent.” Instead, it is a skill that can be cultivated through the study of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows, and the whole. Though it may start as a struggle, just like learning how to drive a car, these perceptual skills can integrate and become part of our artistic tool box as we pursue the visual arts. Meeting once a week, there will be take-home work to complete individually.


Drawing pad 14″x17

Graphite pencils (drawing pencils) set or at min. 4B, 2B, HB, 2H

Drawing stick (jumbo graphite or conte crayon)

Tortillion (blending tool- buy or make)

Non-permanent felt tip marker

Kneaded eraser & pink or white eraser

Masking tape

Pencil sharpener, unless you want to use the pencil sharpener in the atelier.



About Chula Beauregard

Chula Beauregard is an award-winning artist, born and raised in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating cum laude as a Studio Art major from Whitman College, she served for two years in Gabon, Central Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Later, she earned her Master’s in Education to teach Fine Art. In 2008, she began her painting career in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, CO. She often wanders the West with her family of two boys and adventure-loving husband. She is represented by the Wild Horse Gallery (Steamboat Springs, CO), the Cogswell Gallery (Vail, CO), and the Squash Blossom Gallery (Colorado Springs, CO). Learn more at

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