Just Drawing with Courtney Armstrong

Graduating with a BA from the University of Minnesota at Winona, Courtney Armstrong was raised in Minnesota but has been 38 years in Denver being a Western gal.  As a board member of the Mountainside Art Guild, she was the computer coordinator/photographer and a frequent participant in all guild shows. She also worked in the graphic arts field in photography (8yrs) as a retouch artist, played around being a musician for a while, finally settling as a draftsman in Electrical engineering for 20 years.

She has been an artist all her life.  Courtney’s first award was at the Chatfield Western Days art show- no children's section so at 16 yr.s old she showed with the adults and received an Honorable Mention.  She has had three solo shows in Denver, participated in five to six shows per year in the Denver area and won awards from Honorable Mention, Award of Excellence to first and second placings.

Courtney has enjoyed watching artists grow for the last eight years teaching beginning classes in drawing, pastel and watercolor.  She enjoys teaching a great deal and especially loves drawing - it is the foundation of art and thus the most important part.

Whether you are a new, returning or experienced artist this class is designed to teach, refresh and strengthen your drawing skills.  Learn about measuring - what it is, how to do it and how to translate that information to paper. Each week, Courtney will help you with the elements of drawing - line, texture, shape and form using still life set-ups.  We will study values and composition so your drawings become exciting, full of dimension and life. Join us for this six week class and open up your drawing skills. Teens 16 and older are welcome. Price is $128.

Supply List:

14x17 or larger newsprint, several pieces of vine charcoal, charcoal pencil,  4B drawing pencil, a knead eraser & a small chamois.

Supplies may be purchased from instructor ($20)  with notice at time of registration.



Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992