Beauty and Banality: Drawing In Charcoal

September 29, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Sean Hurley

This workshop challenges students to document the overlooked aspects of their surroundings in charcoal and make the ordinary become extraordinary. Participants will work both additively and subtractively while learning to draw what they see from life in light and shadow. Materials used include powdered, vine, and compressed charcoal. With an emphasis on nuance, detail and form you will enhance your ability to observe and record and learn to draw nearly any subject matter with greater sensitivity and accuracy. Open to all skill levels, however prior observational drawing experience is helpful.


Sean Hurley lives in Valdosta, Georgia and is assistant professor of Art at Valdosta State University where he oversees the printmaking area and teaches drawing and foundations courses. Hurley received his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and his BFA from the University of New Hampshire.

Sean Hurley

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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