• Week One
    July 1, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Two
    July 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Three
    July 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton


This workshops is SOLD OUT. Please contact the Workshop Coordinator, Barbara Andrepont, to be placed on the waiting list.

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Andrepont, bandrepont@bellsouth.net or 225-773-8020

Class Description

This foundational class is for anybody working in any media. The class is an introduction to the principles of two-dimensional design that are essential to the creation of effective compositions. Participants will create a number of projects using charcoal, India ink, pencil, paper & scissors, chipboard, and acrylic to develop fluency in handling various media. Projects will explore principles of design and the elements of art, including balance, unity, line, texture, value and scale. Examples at the beginning and critiques at the end of each day will provide inspiration and the opportunity to use the newly learned vocabulary. Each student will leave with a catalog of monochromatic finished projects.

Why should you take this workshop? So you can:

Produce richer works of art with demonstrated understanding and fluency of forms and organization. Analyze and interpret ideas of expression. Demonstrate basic technical skills in the creation of a unified composition using the elements of art. Develop and use critical vocabulary to describe and communicate understanding behind designs of fine arts. Enlarge or reduce a drawing or photograph preserving its proportions. Understand the golden ratio and scale.

Supply list

  • Strathmore Sketchbook, 9 x 12
  • 4 pencils (4B, 2B, HB, H2)
  • Vinyl Eraser & Sharpener
  • Fine & medium point black permanent markers
  • Tru Ray Black Construction Paper, 9 x 11
  • Alvin Cutting Mat, 12″ x 18″
  • X-acto Knife and replacement blades
  • Stainless steel ruler, 18″
  • Rubber Cement
  • Acrylic Paint: black and white
  • Charcoal
  • Triangle Circle or shape templates
  • Scissors
  • Compass
  • Assorted Paint brushes
  • Pencil Bag

Communal Supplies

  • India Ink
  • Glue Sticks
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 98 lb, 12 x 18 Inches, 100 Sheets   ($24.95 AMAZON Price)


  • Wallet Portfolio