FREE video course in February!

FEBRUARY free video art course

Creative Art Class Mark Making and Drawing a FREE video course with Dawn Emerson


One session, Thursday February 15, 2018, 10 to noon at the St. Michaels library.

In this video course, participants will see new ways of art making using unusual art materials which will encourage you to see and depict your subject in new ways by making marks using pencils, ink or pastel. Emerson makes up simple stories and gives you permission to use your imagination while building on solid art principles of composition, line, shape, texture and more.  A great way to loosen up!

Bring your own materials to draw (sketch pad, pencils, or charcoal) or just follow along and watch the video. Art league members will be present to show examples of tools used such as a brayer and also show you how to make simple monotypes using water miscible oil on a plastic plate.

About the artist:

After graduating from Brown University, Dawn Emerson fulfilled a successful career in graphic design and illustration.  She spent more than 26 years creating art, teaching and experimenting with the pastel medium.  This culminated in her book Pastel Innovations which was published in 2017 by Northlight publishers.  Emerson has produced 6 instructional DVD’s.  She has won major awards for her pastel work, written articles for numerous art publications and is a sought-after workshop instructor.  To see examples of her work, go to

This course is FREE and open to everyone.  No previous experience is necessary and no prior registration is needed.  For more information contact Camille Woodbury at or 410-253-3262.