Plein Air Drawing Classes
A Drawing Experience w/ FRANK Gallery Artists

These sessions are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. In the case of inclement weather, the class will be moved into FRANK Gallery at 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

TO REGISTER: Please select Register button for the session you would like to attend, below and enter your information when prompted. You can choose more than one session before checking out. Click the shopping cart in the upper right corner to review your order and proceed to checkout. A week before the class one of the artists will contact you to provide additional information. However, until then please direct any questions to info@frankisart.com

For participants under the age of 15, please select this choice under Price Level below and indicate age as requested.

A special thanks to Sheila Creth a long-time FRANK supporter and class participant who has organized the upcoming fall location.

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Fall Series

November 17th, December 8th, and January 19th

Description: The Plein Air Drawing Class is a class where the instructors take you outside and show you how to observe and capture the environment around you, also called painting in “Plein Air”. These drawing classes are taught by FRANK artist Nerys Levy and Carroll Lassiter. You will learn how to draw landscapes, get an understanding of value, line and light-even color by two local professional artists.

Cost: $25 per session, $20 for any students under 15 years old When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Teachers: Carroll Lassiter & Nerys Levy
Where: Fearrington Village; 2000 Fearrington Village Center Pittsboro, NC 27312; https://www.fearrington.com/directions/

What to Bring: Sketchbook, pencils etc are extra and can be purchased from the teachers at the class or feel free to bring your own. If you have taken one of our journaling classes before please bring those materials with you: sketchbook, gray scale, plastic viewer/grid, pencils.

**IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

Class will be at Fearrington Village at 10:00 am.

After entering Fearrington Village on Village Way take the second turning on the right to East Camden. You will see sheep sculptures on your right - make a U turn on East Camden  and park opposite the sheep sculptures. Carroll Lassiter and Nerys Levy will be waiting for you by the sheep sculptures.

Please bring a seat and dress warmly and bring your drawing supplies . We will have limited  extra supplies on hand  for purchase/ sketch books, pencils etc but we would prefer that you bring your own.

We will provide drawing aids such as a framing device and a grey scale.

The class will last for 2 hours

If you  have any questions or get lost please contact Nerys Levy at rilevy@mindspring.com or call her cell phone at 919-417-3081.

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Description: The Plein Air Drawing Class is a class where the instructors take you outside and show you how to observe and capture the environment around you, also called painting in “Plein Air”. These drawing classes are taught by FRANK artist Nerys Levy and Carroll Lassiter. You will learn how to draw landscapes, get an understanding of value, line and light-even color by two local professional artists.

Cost: $25 per session, $20 for any students under 15 years old When: Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Teachers: Carroll Lassiter & Nerys Levy
Where: Fearrington Village; 2000 Fearrington Village Center Pittsboro, NC 27312; https://www.fearrington.com/directions/

What to Bring: Sketchbook, pencils etc are extra and can be purchased from the teachers at the class or feel free to bring your own. If you have taken one of our journaling classes before please bring those materials with you: sketchbook, gray scale, plastic viewer/grid, pencils.

Price Level:
Quantity:
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Description: The Plein Air Drawing Class is a class where the instructors take you outside and show you how to observe and capture the environment around you, also called painting in “Plein Air”. These drawing classes are taught by FRANK artist Nerys Levy and Carroll Lassiter. You will learn how to draw landscapes, get an understanding of value, line and light-even color by two local professional artists.

Cost: $25 per session, $20 for any students under 15 years old When: Saturday, January 19th, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Teachers: Carroll Lassiter & Nerys Levy
Where: Fearrington Village; 2000 Fearrington Village Center Pittsboro, NC 27312; https://www.fearrington.com/directions/

What to Bring: Sketchbook, pencils etc are extra and can be purchased from the teachers at the class or feel free to bring your own. If you have taken one of our journaling classes before please bring those materials with you: sketchbook, gray scale, plastic viewer/grid, pencils.

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Quantity:
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Spring Session
Each Session is $25 ($20 for participants under 15 years of age)*

Materials will be provided.**

These sessions are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. Inclement weather will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

TO REGISTER: Please select Sign Up for the session you would like to attend and enter your information when prompted. You can choose more than one session before checking out. Click the shopping cart in the upper right corner to review your order and proceed to check out.

For participants under the age of 15, please select this choice under Price Level below and indicate age as requested.

For those a who registered for the FRANK  December 2017 Journaling/plein air drawing  class at Johnsons Mill Preserve with Nerys Levy and Carroll Lassiter and which was rained out, you can take one free class from this selection-state that you were a December 2017 registrant and select the "rain check" option from the dropdown list under class type.


Travel Journal Class: Plein Air Drawing and Photography
from 20.00

Description:
Join FRANK artists Nerys Levy, drawing and Barbara Tyroler, photography for a hands-on art experience to tone up one’s vision and technical craft through the lens or with a drawing tool.  Both artists will stress observation with attention to composition, light quality, and design found in the buildings and environment of the Blackwood Farm, including the pond, historic farmhouse, barn, smoke house, corncrib and other buildings, slave cemetery in the woods.

Students may participate in one or both of the classes. Please register for your initial commitment.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time:  8:30-11:00 am
Teacher: Nerys Levy & Barbara Tyroler
Where: Blackwood Farm Park, 4215, Highway 86 S, Hillsborough,NC  27276; All students will meet at the picnic shelter.  http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/deapr/blackwood_farm_park.php

What to Bring: For drawing, all materials provided for new registrants. .For all those who have taken FRANK Classes before please bring your journaling book, grey scale, plastic grid/viewer, pencils etc, chair, hat, water. We will try to beat the heat!!

For photography, bring laptop and camera (iphones and ipads acceptable)

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Brumley Forest Travel Journal Session
from 20.00

Description: Drawing with FRANK artist Nerys Levy. Meet at the designated entrance. We will proceed from there to the site. Brumley has extensive views of the New Hope River. Learn how to draw and deal with expansive landscapes. Also looking at value, line and light-even color.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 9:00am-11:30 am
Teacher: Nerys Levy
Where: Triangle Land Conservancy’s Brumley Forest; 3055, New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27514; https://www.triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/brumley-forest-nature-preserve

What to Bring: Drawing materials included for new registrants. If you have taken one of our journaling classes before please bring those materials with you: sketchbook, gray scale, plastic viewer/grid, pencils. If you have paints please bring them with you. Also bring a seat, hat, and water!

 

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Johnson’s Mill Nature Preserve Travel Journal
from 20.00

Description: Drawing and painting with Nerys Levy –this is a shaded area and perfect for this time of the year. We will learn how to deal with water (New Hope River) foliage, and how to extract a work of art from a busy landscape. If you have paints please bring them.

When:  Saturday, July 14 2018

Time: tbd

Teacher: Nerys Levy

Where: Johnson’s Mill Nature Preserve, 2713 Mt Sinai Road, Chapel Hill NC 27514. Please meet in the car park; https://www.triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/johnston-mill-nature-preserve

What to Bring: including drawing materials for new registrants. If you already have materials from previous FRANK Journaling/ plein air classes please bring them-sketchbook, grayscale, pencils, plastic viewer/grid. Also bring a seat, hat and water. 

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Meet your Teachers:

Nerys Levy and Barbara Tyroler are two acclaimed local artists as well as FRANK Gallery members. Nerys is a skilled plein air and local landscape painter and Barbara is an innovative photographer who specializes in many techniques from portraits to layered multimedia collaborations and collages. They will teach a variety of methods of capturing the landscape in their own artistic mediums. All experience levels are encouraged to attend, no prior knowledge required. Techniques will be reviewed as needed in each session, and will be expanded upon for repeat participants.

What's in a name?

Travel encouraged but not required. We hope our Travel Journal Workshops will inspire you to draw everywhere you go! The idea began as a way to explore and "travel" around the Triangle to find the beauty in the world around us, and encourage our participants to make drawing a part of their travels. We hope you will continue to work on your sketchbooks even after your session ends and bring it along with you wherever you go.

All funds raised from these workshops support this program, and FRANK Gallery, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Special thanks to the generosity of the Triangle Land Conservancy our partners, and ours hosts for many of the sessions


*All participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult to all sessions. Adult participation is not required but must remain present for child to participate in session.

**One set of supplies (journal, pencils, erasers, etc.) will be provided for new registrants on your first workshop day. If you have signed up for our Travel Journals in the past, please continue bring your supplies to all upcoming sessions. Directions, alternate weather sites, and any other necessary information will be sent via email to the participants for that class. Dress accordingly, some sites will be outdoors (as noted) and require a short walk to reach the drawing destination.