Online Classes in Realistic Drawing/Painting

Learn to create more impactful works of art!

Shane McDonald, a painter with more than 25 years professional painting and teaching experience, offers two online classes this summer. During these strange times of recommended social distancing, instead of the holding the classes at his studio at the Artisan Resource Center, the classes will be offered through Google Classroom and synchronously through Google Meet.

These online classes are open to students who have had some previous drawing or painting instruction and who want to improve their skills in drawing (using pencil, charcoals, or ink) or painting (using oils or acrylics).

One-day workshops are also periodically scheduled, and those who sign-up on Shane's Email list will be notified when workshops are scheduled.

2020 Summer Schedule
(June-July, 2020)

Online Drawing Class

(Focus on drawing in graphite pencil, charcoals, and pen and ink)

charcoal drawing of blonde woman wearing black dress
Black Dress 40-minute charcoal sketch by Shane McDonald, 2011

Ages 13 - Adult (limited to 16 students)

Synchronous meetings Thursdays

11 a.m. - noon,
June 4 - July 16, 2020
(skip July 2)

$75 (6-sessions — $12.50 each session)

1 session = a scheduled synchronous one-hour class meeting
  a separate review of 1-3 artworks or returned assignment(s)*
  weekly content added to Google Classroom

* if a student returns artwork for critique by Shane, the artwork would automatically be made available for viewing by other members of Shane's Google Classroom students unless the student notifies Shane otherwise.

Google Meetings
Student Email Address
Student Telephone Number
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Online Painting Class

(Focus on painting in oils, but much of the technique and colors can also be applied in acrylics)

Painting of a Monarch butterfly on the table of a still life with a vase of iris flowers, an orange, and ceramic dishes.
Unexpected Visitor oil painting by Shane McDonald, 2009

Ages 13 - Adult (limited to 16 students)

Synchronous meetings Sundays

6 p.m. - 7 p.m., June 7 - July 19 (skip July 5)
other content and critiques scheduled by appointment weekly

$75 (6-sessions — $12.50 each session)

1 session = a scheduled synchronous one-hour class meeting
  a separate review of 1-3 artworks or returned assignment(s)*
  weekly content added to Google Classroom

* if a student returns artwork for critique by Shane, the artwork would automatically be made available for viewing by other members of Shane's Google Classroom students unless the student notifies Shane otherwise.

Google Meetings
Student Email Address
Student Telephone Number
PayPal PayNow Button
painting supplies for artists on a table including paints, brushes, palette knives, mediums, etc.
Shane prepared my son for more challenging things in high school. I believe that young people who are serious about developing their artistic talents would benefit from receiving instruction from Shane.
Shane is one the most knowledgeable fine art teachers I have ever known! His ability to share his knowledge in a formative way helped me to hone in on each aspect of a specific skill allowing me to complete one segment of learning at a time. Whether it be drawing or painting he allowed plenty of time to exercise my newly found artistic expression thus allowing the freedom be able to take the knowledge home and practice.

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