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Adult: Beginner Drawing + Illustration Techniques

at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo - DUMBO

Course Details
$80 10 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Nov 29, 10:45am - 12:45pm Eastern Time

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DUMBO, Brooklyn
98 Water St
Btwn Main & Washington Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: DM Wilding

What you'll learn in this drawing class:

Drawing is the most valuable skill in all the visual arts and needed for all artistic disciplines. 

This course is perfect for adult students looking for a strong foundation, it’s a great skill for anyone working in film, graphic design, fashion industry or or those who work digitally. Hone your skill set and grow confidence with your sketches.

  • Learn how to create dynamic compositions as you study classical drawing techniques for achieving accurate proportion & linear perspective, develop an eye for line, form & tone in still-life arrangements using a combination of pencil, charcoal or inks.
  • Learn how to draw curves, use contour technique & straight line approximation technique as well as the essentials of drawing ellipses, a cylinder and hemispheres.
  • Learn how to employ horizontal lines & vanishing points to give your drawings a sense of volume and accuracy.
  • How to use the midpoint establishment to ensure the two major halves or your drawings are accurate.
These practical exercises help beginners learn how to see shape and form. This class is an excellent introduction to drawing for beginners. We recommend a full class course syllabus to see real progress. Returning students will be accommodated for.

Drawing Supplies:

  • All Drawing supplies are included in your course fee: Paper, Pencils, Charcoal, Pastels, inks. We recommend bringing a sketchbook of your own so you can track progress and write notes and practice exercises at home.
  • Canvas is NOT required or supplied, however if you prefer to draw on a canvas (optional) please bring with you to class.

School Notes:


From Sep 1 pertaining to all regular classes, events, parties ( except for summer camp)

  • Masks will be optional for all classes and events including birthday parties at our studio from September 1. ( with the exception of Summer Camp until Sep 9)
  • Those who prefer to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so. *Therefore please do not assume that those wearing a mask are unvaccinated.

Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when:

  • Returning to CWAS on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.
  • Exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Students + staff, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to wear a mask:
  • When they were exposed to someone with COVID-19, whether the exposure occurred in the studio or outside the studio. The person should wear a mask for 10 days after their last day of exposure and get tested at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure.
  • When they are moderately to severely immunocompromised and masking is recommended by their healthcare provider.

Health + Safety Best Practices

We continue to ask anyone attending our programs and events to follow best practices when it comes to general health + safety protocols.

  • We will continue to ask clients NOT to attend our programs when exhibiting any symptoms of illnesses that would be contagious.
  • We continue to ask students to be respectful of each other
  • Pick-up and drop-off personnel for minors (and any adult that is not registered) must remain outside the studio to help reduce traffic at our studio + keep everyone safe!
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing protocols will remain in effect throughout our studio
  • We continue to ask students to follow good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitizer
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will remain throughout our studio.
  • We encourage all students to wash their hands upon entry to the studio and to hand sanitize.
  • We recommend bringing your now personal stash of hand sanitizer with you.
  • NON ESSENTIAL ITEMS Please do not bring any non essential items to our studio like extra clothing, bags, toys, scooters or bicycles!
  • DRINK + NUT FREE SNACKS If you bring drinks and nut free snacks to the studio, please do not share them with other students or members of staff. Please keep all personal belongings to yourself.

Parents + Caregivers

All children’s + Teen + Toddler classes + camps are DROP OFF ONLY.

  • This is for the safety of all our students + staff as we limit traffic to our studio at this time.If your are dropping off or picking up a minor
  • As a parent or guardian, please DO NOT ENTER OUR STUDIO. At pick up, kindly wait outside for your child. We understand the curiosity to enter an Art Studio ( we know- they’re fun!) but please resist the urge to do so and be kind to others and cooperate with this restriction for the sake of your fellow humans.
  • Toddler Students: The only exception for attending with a minor is for Toddler students (if they are below 1.5 yrs), in which case we allow ONLY ONE PARENT OR CAREGIVER is allowed to attend. Any parent or caregiver attending with a toddler must wear a mask to fully cover their nose and mouth at all times while in our studio.
  • If you are signing up on behalf of a minor student please brief your children so they know what is expected of them prior to attending.
  • We also ask in our adult programs that if you have someone picking you up they meet you outside the studio and DO NOT ENTER at any time unless registered for a class.

Our Staff

  • Our staff are fully vaccinated
  • Our staff are trained in our Health + Safety protocol and are in charge of implementing safety guidelines during studio hours.

CPR Training

  • Our top tier of staff and management have completed the American Red Cross Training in Adult and Pedriatic First aid/ CPR/AED with Epinephrine Auto-Injector.

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Refund Policy

Cancellation + Rescheduling Policy for In-Person Classes:

We do NOT offer any refunds at Creatively Wild Art Studio after registration.

If you have booked a full course
with us, If you need to reschedule a class, you can purchase a rescheduling Ticket:
$25 per rescheduled class/ per person. You can reschedule a single class within 24 hours of the class start time.

If you booked only a single-day class, you can also reschedule only if your request/ ticket is booked more than 24 hours ahead of your class start time.

If you submit a ticket within 24 hours of your class start time, your request will NOT be accommodated.

Please view schedules on our website according to your age group and pick the class and date you are switching to. If the class is not running or for some reason, the class is NOT available, you will be contacted via email and offered an alternative date.

Rescheduling Tickets are NOT VALID on Online Classes, Toddler Classes, Private Classes or Party events ( see our studio policies for these policies)

To Reschedule a single art class:


  • Rescheduling tickets received last minute, within the 24 hours time frame, or after the class has taken place are invalid and you will not be entitled to a refund, credit, or any rescheduling.

  • Rescheduling tickets are valid for all regular group classes held live in our studio for Adults, Kids, or Teens

  • Rescheduling Tickets are NOT VALID for Toddler Classes, Private Lessons, Online Classes , Camps, Parties or any other events at Creatively Wild.

  • Please REVIEW our studio policies for options on rescheduling FULL programs.

To Reschedule a FULL COURSE

  • Please contact us via EMAIL to request. As per our studio policies, NO refunds are offered after registration.

  • In the case of a FULL CLASS COURSE cancellation after registration, there is a rescheduling fee of $ 75 and a credit will be issued for the amount less this fee.

  • Credits must be used within 6 months of issue and will NOT BE VALID after this time.


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