Sketchbook Class is Back in March 2017

Living the Sketchy Life is back!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a three-session “Living the Sketchy Life” workshop in March 2017 for adults – beginners to experienced.

Led by Manzanita artist Renee L. Delight, classes will meet on Wednesdays, March 15, 22, and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition will be $60 for all three sessions.

As before, the class will cover drawing fundamentals, materials and supplies, experimenting with different drawing mediums, developing a sketchbook habit, and creative problem solving—all through the enjoyable use of a sketchbook.  It will also encourage and develop a very deep and joyful way of engaging in the world around us.  All sketching and drawing will be done from life and all skill levels welcome.

Students can bring their own equipment or the instructor will provide a sketchbook and drawing tools for a one-time $12 materials fee.

Delight is a plein air painter and avid sketchbook user. She received training in classical realism at the Ashland Academy of Art, and can often be found painting year-round on north Oregon coast beaches.

Materials List (Salt and Paper or Free Hand in Manzanita;  Dots and Doodles in Astoria; or online at or
  • One sketchbook, anywhere from 5.5″x8.5″ to 8.5″ x 11″. Mixed media is preferred but drawing paper OK. Smooth surface. I personally prefer Strathmore Mixed Media, 5.5″ x 8″.
  • Three high quality pencils and an eraser for a $5.00 fee will be provided at the instructor’s cost.
  • Optional materials for final day of class: colored pencils, water-color pencils, portable water color paints. These are definitely optional as I will be bringing some of these for class to use.

Interested persons can register for “Living the Sketchy Life” using the button below.

Questions about the class can be referred to Delight at Her website is