Drawing for Beginners Fall 2019

Instructor: Colin McGuire

9/30/2019 - 12/2/2019 (8 sessions; no class Oct 14 or Nov 11)

Mondays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuition: $325 non-credit only; 10% discount available for alumni, seniors, and educators


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For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu


Yes, you can draw! In this foundation course, we will explore the basic elements of drawing including line, proportion, relationship, value, contrast, form, and perspective. We will work from still life, room interiors and a model. This class provides a highly supportive environment and encourages trusting one's own process while developing a strong foundation for future work.


About Colin

Colin McGuire is a painter and gallery owner from Provincetown, Massachusetts. He received his MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, and BFA from Montserrat College of Art. McGuire is represented by Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, Gallery Galleon in Vieques, PR, and McGuire Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Recent exhibitions include Galatea Fine Art in Boston and Provincetown Art Association and Museum.


McGuire's paintings question what it means to be an American, and a human, in the modern world. His work develops from the narrative of early colonization which, in many ways, began on the shores of his hometown and painting muse, Provincetown. People wander, search, migrate, or gather in camaraderie against a void landscape. McGuire ponders: How can the issues we face today be reflected upon by examining the very foundation our civilization is built on? What does it mean to start anew, and at what cost is that possible?




Montserrat College of Art
Room #203
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

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We provide expert instruction within the visual arts for the North Shore community and beyond. Small program sizes and a supportive environment allow students of all levels a conducive environment to explore, learn new skills and sharpen existing ones. Please join us to take your art interests to the next level!


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