Drawing summer workshop for high school teens.


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"This is the second time I've taken this class and the teacher has helped me tremendously."

A strong foundation in drawing supports work in all of the visual arts. Through observation and practice, students develop and strengthen their fundamental drawing skills, refining ideas, abilities, and personal modes of expression. Students develop an understanding of traditional and non-traditional approaches using charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink, wash, and other materials. The workshop will focus on both foundation in drawing (in a fun and challenging way) and also on the experience and broad meaning of drawing through creative projects. Throughout the workshop, students will be working on how to challenge their way of seeing and build their own voice and visual language. Group critiques, individual critiques, and evaluation of student work are key components of this workshop.


Faculty: Jessie Young

Jessie Young earned her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MSAE from Mass College of Art and Design, and currently teaches digital illustration and animation to high school students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. When not teaching kids how to build visual narratives using pixels and vectors, she draws character portraits, monsters, and other things that don’t exist. Jessie is also an award-winning cosplayer who enjoys fabricating props and armor based on historical references and fantasy characters from her favorite movies, books, and games. Jessie is a former Summer Programs alum as both a student and a residence life staffer, and has been a faculty member since 2012.


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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