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Let the beauty of a poem inspire a beautiful drawing!
This advanced pencil drawing class focuses on realism, detail, and perspective with chronological, in-depth poetry analysis.

1 hour class
Meets weekly for 14 weeks per semester

Wednesdays 10:15 - 11:15am EST

Fall Semester:

Start: Week of Aug. 26

Fall Break: Week of Oct. 7

Last week of class: week of Dec. 9

Spring Semester:

Start: Week of Jan. 6

Spring Break: week of Mar 3

Last week of Class: April 14

Early Bird Prices:

$300 per semester*

$560 for the full year*

Pay for the full year and save!

*These prices include the registration fee.

Registration fee is non-refundable.

*Prices good until July 15.

(Prices increase by $20 after July 15.)

Students will create their own illustrated poetry book beginning with a blank art journal. Each student's is unique, but might look something like this:

This is an advanced drawing class designed for students who have completed the Nature Journaling class (formerly known as Into the Woods). We will take what we learned in Nature Journaling and dive even deeper into realism, details, and advanced drawing techniques. 


Each class will begin with the reading of a complex poem from renowned poets like Wordsworth, Frost, Longfellow, and more. We will discuss what the poem means and learn about literary devices used in the poems as well as historical context for the authors. 


Then we will dive into our advanced projects. We will spend time building our skills as the projects progress in difficulty. Your students will learn to draw anatomy realistically- like hands, eyes, and body structure (fully clothed! We aren’t Michelangelos!). They will learn about perspective, negative space, values, hues, contrast, and more! Projects will include relistic animal drawings, human anatony, still lifes etc. which will often take multiple classes to complete.


A PDF book will be sent to you before class begins. 


Created and taught by Grace Martin Wolfe. 


With a degree in English and Art, I gathered much material from my time analyzing poems and taking anatomy and advanced drawing classes in college. I am excited to combine my two greatest passions into one class!


Note: Student must have taken my Nature Journaling class or have previously taken a drawing class before enrolling. 

Questions or would like to take the class, but can't make the day it's offered?

Email Grace at:

If you can't make the times offered above, please email Grace and let her know you're like to take poetry. Alternate dates we may open another session are: Wednesday at 12:30 or Thursday at 11:30am EST. Please let her know which time would work for you. If we get 6 students we will open another session, so tell your friends!


Supply List:

  • Spiral bound, large, mixed media sketchbook

  • Artsit Pencils (must have a range from B-H)

  • Blending stumps of varying size

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Reguar eraser

  • Ruler

  • Black, fine tip pen

  • Charcoal pencils

Email Grace Wolfe:

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