Create a Pet Portrait On a Mug!

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Do you love pets and want to learn to draw?

For Teenagers and Adults

Discover how to draw cats and dogs with "It'll Glow On You's" hands-on sketching class! This class will teach you the basics of creating pet portraits, including: drawing from reference photos (bring your own for the most lifelike artworks), gridding a photo, sketching out proportions, and working on shading and values for more realistic drawings! Learn to illustrate beautiful portraits of your favorite pets, and even have your drawings printed onto a coffee mug!

We'll start by drawing dogs and cats, but then we can also sketch birds, rabbits, fish, ferrets, and many more. Most of the drawing will be in black and white. We may branch into color with markers and colored pencils, start cartooning, draw speech bubbles, and even sketch zoo animals.

Students can bring their own notebooks and drawing instruments, or you can purchase them from the instructor. If you would like to have your drawing printed onto a coffee mug, let us know if you need materials and would like a mug.

Optional Material Fees paid to instructor day of class:
Drawing printed on a mug ready in two weeks after class completion!

What to Bring

Bring notebook and pencils/pens and eraser, or purchase them from the instructor. Bring a photo of your pet (optional)

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Optional Materials fee of $11 (paid to instructor, not included in class fee) would include one paperbound sketchbook, pencils/pens, and two kinds of erasers. Additional $15 for drawing printed on a mug!

Cancellation Policy

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Carolyn Kassnoff graduated with a BFA from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in New York State, where she studied photography and neon bending. She has a strong passion for dogs, maps, music, and pattern, which she often incorporates in her work. She currently resides in Chicago, and decorates intricate cakes in her free time.

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