Adult Programs




PAL Workshop: the Fundementals of Drawing

  • Firehouse Arts Center
  • May 2-3, 2015
  • 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM


The fundamentals of drawing are the bedrock of any art practice. This intensive PAL workshop provides training in drawing techniques–line, value, form, space, perspective, sighting techniques, gesture, mass, and texture–through a supportive atmosphere with both group and one-on-one instruction. Participants will develop their personal connection to drawing and expand their understanding of art and painting while acquiring a sound understanding of materials and the methods that lead to successful drawings. Through a series of demonstrations and exercises based on the still life, landscape, and expressive drawing techniques, this workshop will give you the drawing skills to open up new possibilities in your work.

About the Instructor: Francesca Pastine is a visual artist and teacher living in San Francisco. Born in New York, she received a BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

The workshop fee:

  • Early Bird $199 before March 15, 2015
  • $209 after March 15, 2015

To register on line, go to To register by mail, please provide name, address, phone, email and mail it with your check payable to Pleasanton Art League, c/o Workshops, P.O. Box 23, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Workshop Flyer: Francesca Pastine Workshop