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Drawing Basics: Building Technique and Confidence with David Bailin

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November 2 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Wednesday-Friday, November 2-4, 10am-12pm

3 sessions | $140 for members, $150 for non-members

This workshop is for the beginner who would love to draw but who is frustrated by the results of their efforts.

Want to draw but don’t know how to start or to finish? 

Did you know that you need to know and master only five doodles that will improve your drawings immediately? Those doodles are the foundation for all master works and starting from these simple doodles, this workshop focuses on technique building and muscle memory through specific still-life and landscape exercises that become more complex and self-directing as the workshop proceeds. 

During the workshop, students have access to the instructor’s online drawing resources. In the end, the student is more confident in drawing and able to enjoy it more.


David Bailin is an artist working primarily in drawing and has over 35 years’ experience in teaching studio art. He was the director of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (formally the Arkansas Arts Center) Museum school from 1986-1996. There he taught art to children through adults of all experience levels. After leaving the center, he was an adjunct at the University of Central Arkansas where he taught basic and figure drawing, design, art appreciation, art criticism and history until moving to Wellfleet full time in 2021. He has received painting fellowships from the NEA, the Mid-America Arts Alliance-NEA and Arkansas Arts Council.  He was named an Arkansas Visionary in 2014. His work is highlighted in Rockman’s Drawing Essentials, fourth edition published by the Oxford University press, 2020 (and the updated version to be published early next year) and Steinbeck’s Creative Practices for Visual Artists, published by Focal press, 2018. His critical reviews appear in Artnews, LA Times and Weekly, and on numerous art blogs. Bailin is represented by Koplin Del Rio, Seattle, WA (formerly Los Angeles, 1982-2015) and M2 Gallery, Little Rock, AR. 

Website: bailinstudio.com

Image caption: David Bailin, Student drawing, 2019