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Stacy-Ann Topjian Searle – Wednesdays, Sep 7 – Oct 12, 6:00pm-8:30pm (In-person)


Course Description:  

This class explores the use of line to create drawings in pen and ink. We will explore the various mark-making techniques of contour line, parallel line, crosshatching, stippling, scrumbling, crisscross lines, and wavy lines. We will then learn how to employ them to create form, value, contrast, and the development of texture, putting all these techniques together to create one drawing from a reference photo of your choosing. 


Course Materials: 

Micron pens-Nib sizes 01, 02and 03, HB pencil, a white Hi-Polymer eraser, sketch book with paper suitable for ink or mixed media and a reference photo that inspires you. 


Instructor Bio:  

Stacy-Ann Topjian Searle is a landscape artist who uses pen and ink to create detailed drawings in black and white. Stacy-Ann is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators-Carolinas and the Orange County Artists Guild. She is a juried artist who has participated in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and overseas. Searle began her art education by taking workshops at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston Massachusetts. She later earned a BA in Art from the University of Lowell, Lowell Massachusetts, where her focus was on Illustration. Originally from New England, she now calls Carrboro, North Carolina home. 



Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes. 


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.


ArtsCenter members and college students that show school ID receive 15% off of the cost of this course!


All Artschool classes are 15 years old and up unless otherwise specified.