Draw or Paint Anything – Online | Ken Goldman

  • Monday, April 27   June 15

    Beginner to Advanced

  • 8 weeks, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Draw or Paint Anything

Course Overview:

Work from a photo of anything you’ve ever wanted to paint or draw….birds, animals, plants, landscapes, figures, portraits…cars, planes or whatever. Check Ken’s website to see his proficiency in a wide range of subjects and mediums. 

Before class begins, you will email up to five photos of your chosen subject to Ken so he can help you select the best photo to work from.

 All levels are welcome, as instruction is given on an individual basis.

 We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. The hope is to mimic, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. Of course it will not be exactly the same, but in this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, our hope is to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building, just in a different format.

 The technology to make this happen is actually surprisingly simple (imagine a group FaceTime or Skype meeting). You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.

 Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.

 Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.


MATERIALS: Since this is an online class, just use the materials you are already comfortable with. You do not need to buy anything on this list. It is just a suggestion…the simpler the better.

 Pencil: Two mechanical pencils, a 2 mm mechanical holder with 4B leads and a 0.5 mechanical pencil with 2B leads; kneaded eraser; blending stump; small sanding block; rag; drawing pad, 18″ x 24″, Strathmore 300 Series (or any brand you already have); foam core 3/16″ thick drawing support (cut to 19″ x 25″) with four bulldog clips.

 *Attention: Artist & Craftsman Supply (Hillcrest) will have two discounted kits hand-selected by Ken. Buy both, combined, or buy either one singly if you already have the materials provided in the other kit. Kit #1: drawing board, clips, drawing pad. Kit #2: pencils, eraser, stump, sanding block.

 Charcoal: 4B charcoal pencil, softest vine charcoal, rags or Viva paper towels, kneaded eraser.

 Pastels: soft vine charcoal; NuPastel, box of 96 pieces; Canson brand pastel paper, #429, 426, or 431; foam core drawing board cut 1″ larger than your paper, with four bulldog clips.

 Beginning Watercolor: One tube each Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna for first session; more colors if you have them. (Additional colors will be discussed at first meeting.) Large covered Woods or Pike palette or your favorite travel palette; a #12 pointed and a 1″ flat brush; tissues or Kleenex; Arches or other good quality paper (no Strathmore student grade).

 Oils: up to 18″ x 24″ canvas board (prime with single light wash of Golden Acrylic Gray Value #6); Robert Simmons filbert brushes #2, 4, 8, 12; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits with container, Liquin; Viva paper towels; disposable paper, wood, or glass palette (and plastic palette saver; Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Permalba White paint for the first session. (If experienced, also bring a warm and cool of each primary color or whatever colors you normally use.)

 Acrylics: Same as oils, except no mineral spirits, just a container for water

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

Mondays, 6–9 PM

April 27 – June 15

(8 Weeks, 24 total hours of instruction)




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