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Thu, Jan 10


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Drawing Fundamentals with Susan Overstreet

6 Weeks, Thursdays 1-3pm – January 10-February 14, 2019

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Drawing Fundamentals with Susan Overstreet
Drawing Fundamentals with Susan Overstreet

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – Feb 14, 2019, 3:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


This course is designed for beginners and those who want to reacquaint themselves with drawing. Each class will begin with a short discussion and demonstration, followed by drawing exercises that help you relax, cognitively shift to the right hemisphere of your brain and see your subject. $120 for this six-week, two-hour drawing class; Thursdays 1 to 3.

About Susan Overstreet

Susan Overstreet has exhibited at the Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cape Cod Museum of Art and Highland House Museum. Represented by the Addison Art Gallery, her joyful work is collected internationally and she is often commissioned to preserve cherished events and scenes.

Susan completed studio work at George Washington University, and continued studying fine arts at Corcoran School of Art and Art League School of Alexandria. She has been featured in multiple regional publications. Her portrait of a Cape Cod lobsterman was juried into the American Women Artists Annual Competition.

In Virginia, her work was in many juried competitions including the Fairfax County Council of the Arts, the Fairfax Government Center, the Springfield Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterford Art Festival, and the Torpedo Factory. She taught art in Fairfax Public Schools and served as president of the Springfield Art Guild. She recently illustrated a book with her drawings. See HERE >>

Artist’s Statement

“Art is a soulful response to a subject. I am inspired by the people and environments of Cape Cod and places that I travel. My process begins with an emotional connection to a subject. I study how best to technically get this reaction on the canvas and then use my brushes and colors to convey my individual expression. It is a joyful challenge to hone an evolving, experimental, technical process that honors the world around us.” — Susan Overstreet

Materials List

  • Drawing board with clips: 23x26” or larger (Heritage Arts on Amazon)
  • Newsprint Pad: 18x24 or larger (100 sheets)
  • Small Sketchbook
  • Pencils: 3H, HB, 2B, 4B, one charcoal pencil
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • Conte Crayons
  • Blending stumps
  • Black markers or felt tip pens
  • Chamois
  • Kneaded and gum erasers
  • Pencil sharpener


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