Art Classes with Ingrid Harper

Art Classes Spring 2023

Spring Term: 10 classes starting Wednesday, March 1 to May 10 or Thursday, March 2 to May 11, 2023. 

Inclement weather: If the Beaverton School District is closed due to inclement weather there will be no art class.

There are no classes during Spring Break the last week of March.

To sign up for class please email Ingrid at, or leave a text at 503-803-0199

Price $200 for the term or $25 per class. Cash, check or Zelle payable to Ingrid Harper at the beginning of class.

Supply list: To every class, please bring a spiral bound sketchbook, approximately 9x12 inches. All other materials will be provided in class. 


SPRING TERM: Wednesdays: March 1- May 10 or Thursday: March 2-May 11. 

Class time: Classes meet once a week. Please pick one class time from the following: 

or Wednesday: 3:30-5:00pm; adults     

or Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm; ages 7 through 14   Sorry, this class is full.

NOTE: If you cannot come to your regular class time you are welcome to come for a make-up class within the same week. Please let me know

beforehand which day you will be coming.

Spring Curriculum 

This is a tentative schedule. It may be revised slightly as we go along:

Week 1 Starting Wednesday, March 1 or Thursday, March 2

Theme: Shapes

Artists: Phidias, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil, ink pens and collage materials 

Focus will be on creating a collage inspired by some of the world's most influential architects.

Week 2 Starting Wednesday, March 8 or Thursday March 9

Theme: Shapes, 1- and 2-point perspective

Materials: Sketchbook, pencil and watercolor 

Looking at some of the large buildings in Portland we will pick one to draw in perspective and use watercolor to finish the drawing.


 Week 3 Starting Wednesday, March 15 or March 16 

Theme: Bilateral symmetry

Artist: Christopher Marley

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil, color pencils and/ or watercolor

We will study Christopher Marley's books with images of the beautiful insects and butterflies he collected and get inspired to draw our own insect. We

will use watercolor to finish our picture.

Week 4 Starting Wednesday, March 22 or Thursday March 23

Theme: Shape and texture

Artist: Various artists 

Materials: Sketchbook, charcoal and chalk pastels

We will draw a cat looking at different artists images of cats. What shapes do you need to make a cat look like a cat? We will also look at Q.T. Furrington

who lives in the studio, he might sit still so we can draw him.

SPRING BREAK: There are no art classes during the last week of March.

Week 5 Starting Wednesday, April 5 or Thursday April 6 

Theme: Line: length, width 

Materials: Sketchbook, 2B pencil brush and ink

We will study the shape and lines of an orchid and draw it before using brush and ink to finish the picture.

Week 6 Starting Wednesday, April 12 or Thursday April 13

Theme: Shape, value scale. Cartoon

Materials: Sketch book, charcoal

Charcoal drawing of paper bags standing or laying down in front of us. Then we will draw a cartoon with 3-4 sections using the image of the paper bag:

(City with skyscrapers? or the bag could become the home of an egg that develops into a caterpillar, a chrysalis then a butterfly, or the wind could make

the bag fly through the air, land under a tree and become the home of a field mouse). 

Week 7 Starting Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday April 20

Theme: Portraits of famous artist, symmetry, shapes, value scale

Materials: Sketchbook, pencil

Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso

In our sketch books we will copy a portrait drawn by a famous artist on 1/2 of a page 

Week 8 Starting Wednesday, April 26 or Thursday April 27

Theme: Portrait

Materials: Sketch book, pencil

In our sketch books on the second 1/2 page, we will draw ourselves next to the portrait of an artist. We will use the same style of the artist we picked in

the previous class to draw ourselves.   


Week 9 Starting Wednesday, May 3 or Thursday May 4

Theme: Spring flowers in garden landscape

Artist: Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt 

Materials: Sketch book. Water soluble color pencils and watercolor

Working outside in the back yard, or in the yard out front   

Week 10 Starting Wednesday, May 10 or Thursday Mary 11

Theme: Outdoor portraits. Negative space

Artist: Edward Munch

Materials: Chalk pastels

We will draw each other sitting outside using chalk pastels. The space around the figure-the negative space- is as important as the figure.