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Sessions 1-3: INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING | Studio Sessions with Irene Baron

Drawing is at the heart of almost any artistic endeavor. Join Irene Baron the last Saturday of each month and delve into the world of drawing. Each session will focus on a different technique or material.


Saturday, April 29, 2–4 pm, at the ZMA.

ANALYZE STILL LIFE: How to draw what you see with still life settings in mixed media. Participants will learn how to analyze a still life setting with composition, proportion, perspective, shading and shadows using multiple techniques.


Saturday, May 20, 2–4 pm, at the ZMA.

PORTRAITS WITH PASTEL: Learn pastel techniques needed to create realistic portraits. A preliminary sketch session to understand facial proportions will enable a satisfactory end product and enrich future work outside the classroom.


Saturday, June 24, 2–4 pm, at the ZMA.

ACTION FIGURES WITH GRAPHITE: How to draw action figures will be explained and demonstrated with participants using design steps to create action figures on paper.

Please follow the links to enroll seperately in Session 1 , Session 2 or Session 3.

Activity Fees
  • Members: $30, Not-Yet-Members: $45

  • Additional Information:
       No experience required
       All materials provided
       Recommended for teens and adults
       Registration required by April 22
       Register online below or call (740) 452-0741
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About the instructor:

Irene Worthington Baron began a decade of formal art studies at age eight when awarded First Prize by the Zanesville Art Institute in a city contest. She sold her first oil painting by age 12. By age 15 Baron was presenting 30-minute art programs about Traditional African Art on WHIZ-TV for the Zanesville Art Center. Dr. Charles Dietz, former Director of the Zanesville Art Center, stated, “Irene is the first artist in Zanesville history to earn exhibition rights in every category during one major juried exhibition." Having studied ceramics 360+ hours under Henry Paulin PhD, she is proficient in glaze production, 1-3 piece molds, and most clay techniques. She has displayed her creations in numerous juried exhibitions and has been an art exhibition judge. A Classical Drawing teacher, Irene said, “Drawing is something anyone can learn with correct training.”


Baron is author/illustrator of the national award winning nonfiction book, 'Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery' available locally at Walls of Books.