Drawing Basics Intensive | Beatrice Modisett | 1.5 credit available

Instructor: Beatrice Modisett

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM
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This intensive course offers challenging exercises and helpful hints to achieve accurate drawings from observation. Students quickly gain skills in achieving strong tonal values with light and shadow, correct proportion, ellipses and perspective, and dynamic composition. The Instructor's demonstrations will reveal strategies for developing drawings step-by-step from start to finish. We work from still life and interiors (no figures), and work mainly in charcoal with some ink and acrylic as well. The class provides a highly supportive environment and personal attention. This course is especially useful for artists who have some experience with art, but who don't feel completely confident about their drawing skills. By the end of the week, you should be able to draw just about anything with confidence.


*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About the Instructor

Beatrice Modisett earned her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 and her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. She has had solo shows at Hallspace (Dorcester, MA) and Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) and has been included in group exhibitions at Queens Museum (Queens, NY), New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH), Clark Gallery (Lincoln, MA), Page Bond (Richmond, VA) and Present Company (Brooklyn, NY). Beatrice has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences (Rabun Gap, GA) and SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland) and is currently completing a residency at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy. Modisett lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.




Montserrat College of Art
Hardie Building
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

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$795 full tuition
$715 Early Bird Deal (register before May 1)
$715 alumni, seniors & educators
$975 for 1.5 credits*


Rolling Admission - just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
$375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights


*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by May 1! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


To register, please use the registration link below


Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.


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

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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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