This class is for anyone who wants to learn basic drawing skills or brush up on skills
they have. We will discuss drawing materials and learn basic techniques and mark
making. We will practice those techniques and discuss how we can use them to make
Instructor: Debra LaRocque
April 16th – May 21st
Cost $115 for members $130 non-members
REGISTRATION AND PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED.
Debra LaRocque is an award winning artist from Bay City, Michigan, where she lives with her
husband. She has two grown sons. Working primarily in graphite, acrylic, and watercolor. She
is has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing from Aquinas College in Grand
Rapids, Michigan. Her work is inspired by nature, light, and the patterns created by it.
For the past ten years, her award winning work has centered around graphite drawing and
watercolor. Recently she has been working on a series based on bird nests. She is fascinated
by the construction of this often overlooked object. “A lowly nest is really a marvel of
construction and engineering. My goal is to elevate this often ignored and overlooked item.
Sketchbook (100 pages) 9” x 12” or larger (I use Strathmore)