317-Back to Basics

This three-day workshop will focus on giving students a better understanding of proportion and perspective, using helpful tips and tools while working from both life and from photographs.  The workshop will further go into different mark-making techniques that can be utilized in any medium and can 'deceive the eye' of the viewer.  For anyone who has trouble mixing color, this workshop will also delve into color theory and the practical side of mixing and layering color.  


Special Notes

Note on Health & Safety Policy:

COVID-19 vaccination suggested but not required.
Mask wearing suggested but not required. 

All students must comply with the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

In the event of a closure due to the COVID-19 virus, this class will move online using ZOOM. There will be no refunds or credits for classes that were scheduled to take place on-site but were moved to an online format for health and safety purposes.


Set of Graphite, Charcoal, or Ink (whichever is preferred)

Drawing or Sketch Pad

Clear Ruler


Set of Colored Pencils or Pastels (or whichever color medium is preferred)

Drawing board



Toned Gray Paper


About the Instructor

Margaret Fanning

BFA in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design. Has exhibited internationally and her art can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. She has won multiple awards including the Alexander Portfolio Award and the NJ Chapter of the American Artists Professional League Traditional Realism Award.


Class Details

August 05 - August 19, 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Days: Saturday

Tuition: $252

Member Tuition: $227

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Summer 2023

Level: Adult-All Levels

Instructor: Margaret Fanning

The Center for Contemporary Art
in Bedminster, NJ, is a popular destination for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education and programming.

2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
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As the premier hub for contemporary art in the region, The Center offers an exceptional variety of in-person and virtual art classes, workshops, summer art camps, rotating art exhibitions, and community partnerships. 

The Center for Contemporary Art recognizes the diversity of its community’s abilities and needs and is committed to enabling all visitors to experience the benefits of arts education. Our community partnerships are designed in response to specific needs and provide an outlet for creative expression in a safe, supportive setting.

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