Drawing Basics – One Day Workshop


Instructor, Patty Meglio
Monday, November 15th
1pm - 3 pm


This is a one-day introduction to Basic Drawing. Learn how to draw starting with basic shapes using pencils and charcoal. Students will learn how to grid a photo and transfer a design to another surface. From life, learn shading and size proportions using still life setups. The class will also cover the basics of linear perspective and how to draw the human form.

The fee for the class is $45 which includes supplies. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Patty Meglio was born and raised in Orange, Connecticut. She attended design school in Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to Houston, Texas where she got her degree in Professional Writing and worked for twenty-two years. She moved back to CT in 2000 and currently resides in Northford, Connecticut.

In pursuit of a lifelong dream, Patty began taking drawing and painting lessons in the late 90s, and starting in 2003, she began studying painting with local artists, including Marc Antony Massaro in Branford, CT, Terry Oakes-Bourret in Durham, CT, and Hagop Keledjian in Putney, Vermont.  She paints mostly in oil on canvas or linen or on panels. Patty’s work is modern impressionist style, mostly depicting country landscapes, seascapes, and still life.

Her inspiration stems from twentieth century impressionist art, including works by Sargent, Sorolla, de Lazlo, and Boldini, and modern artists including Schmid, Hanson, Guzik, Demers, and Liberace. She draws her inspirations, as they did, from early twentieth-century architecture, the art deco and Greek classical styles of urban buildings, weather worn barns and open pastures of the country farms, and rocky and sandy beaches lined with classic New England cottages.

Patty is a past participant in juried competitions for the Clinton Art Society, Madison Art Society, Artwalk for the West Hartford Art League, and the Mavis Fenner Memorial for the Rowayton Arts Center, and is a winner of the Merchant’s Prize at the Madison Art Show in 2007. She has exhibited in numerous venues throughout the state of Connecticut and New Hampshire. Her work is held in private collections throughout the country. She is a member of the Hamden Art League and the Madison Art Society.

For more information, go to her website: www.pattymegliostudio.com. Read more about art and writing by going to her blog at  http://pennpaint.blogspot.com.

**Our top priority is the safety of our students, instructors & staff. Please note: classes may be cancelled if we feel it is not safe, and your tuition will be refunded. Non vaccinated students must wear a mask and show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a negative rapid test within 24 hrs before each class.

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