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Thu, Apr 18


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Figure Drawing with Susan Overstreet (5 wks)

5 Weeks, Thursdays 1-3pm – April 18 - May 16, 2019 Draw from a Live Model. $130 / $115 Museum Members. Model Fee Included!

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Figure Drawing with Susan Overstreet (5 wks)
Figure Drawing with Susan Overstreet (5 wks)

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – May 16, 2019, 3:00 PM

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


Working with a live model is the best way to improve drawing skills. All levels are welcome to study the figure with structured timed poses that will expand your knowledge of anatomy and inspire your individual expression. One on one instruction throughout the class as well as group discussions during model breaks will enhance the educational experience. $130 / $115 Museum Members for this five-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 Tree's Place in Orleans, MA, 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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