Art: Drawing-Selfie Photo


This was my first “real” drawing since taking an art drawing class back in my college years, so I was very excited in attending this one-time evening class at the local art gallery..

Art Share Pencil Portrait Drawings with Faythe Mills

Back by Popular Demand!
PRCA Art Share presents Pencil Portrait Drawing
with Faythe Mills
Thursday • April 9, 2015 6:00 to 9:00pm
PRCA Art Gallery
$20 per person (high school age to adult)

Bring a photo no larger than 6 inches
that you will turn into an 11×14 inch pencil drawn portrait. You may come to the PRCA Gallery any time
after 3pm on April 9 to start your sketch with the teacher using an Art-O-Graph projector,and return at 6pm to finish it. All materials will be included.
You will keep the pencils, cotillion (a blending tool) and eraser. Taught by Glenwood artist Faythe Mills
Contact PRCA Art Gallery for more information and to register. 630 Atlantic Ave in Morris, MN • 320-585-5037

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.





Faythe (teacher) does some touching-up on my eyes as she recommend taking a picture of the actual portrait and you can then zoom to certain parts of the picture for better viewing. Also, another tip is to change the color to a black and white pic o photo when drawing in this particular style (pencil-drawing)…


I’m glad I had the chance to be part of this class as I wasn’t expected to go as I was in the “waiting-list”. I first heard of this class via “Friday Facts” (a community calender of events weekly newsletter via email) and when I called to sign-up. I found out this popular “high-demand” class was already filled-up! 😦 However, they told me I can be in the “waiting-list” and they would call me up if there is any changes. Well, they did! They called me on Tuesday (7th) /Wednesday (8th), so I had to come-up with a self-portrait photo. I decided to use this photo that my younger brother took of me after my niece (Alysa) did my hair into this hairstyle after liking it last time she did it last Fall (see photo).

I want to encourage you all to find your “creativity” by going back to your childhood passion. What is it? Feel free to share your thoughts, stories, etc…down below. “We” would love to hear from you. I’m hoping that you can attend the next class that is offered in your community and have fun! If you do, share what your personal experiences were as we can grow and encourage one another on our “creative” gifts, talents, or skills!

Good News Creativity


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