Free ‘Life Drawing’ class offered in Ishpeming

Volunteer model Malorie Munson poses for the Life Drawing class at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Paul Olson)



Journal Staff Writer

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will once again hold its free Life Drawing class on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. from Feb. 4 to March 11.

The last time this drawing class was held was in early 2020 since being canceled in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Life drawing is the practice of drawing people and objects from observation,” said Paul Olson, the class instructor. “The tools of life drawing are typically very simple — just drawing pencils or charcoal and newsprint paper. Last year we had kids as young as 12 and senior citizens in the class. Because of its simplicity, this is a very accessible form of art.”

Basic drawing materials are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own. This is a drop-in class–there is no registration. No experience is necessary. All models for the class will be volunteers from the community.

Alexandria Bournonville can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Her email address is abournonville@miningjournal.net.


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