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Drawing Focus: Capturing Light and Shadow

Sunday, February 11, 2024

10 AM to 3 PM

310 Art Riverview Station at River Arts District

191 Lyman St, Asheville, NC

$145-All materials included!


Learn to capture effective lighting using various techniques in drawing!  Understand how light works and how to shade your drawings for a strong sense of light and shadow.  Students will also work with powdered graphite to 'lift' out light areas and lay in darks. This class includes valuable techniques and tips that will elevate your drawings!

Students will receive drawing paper, 3 kinds of erasers, a pack of drawing pencils, and a pencil sharpener.


Great for beginners and all levels.

This class seats 10 students.



4 week series

Tuesdays, April 9 - 30,


310 Art 191 Lyman St, Asheville, NC

$225 includes ALL materials or you may bring your own.

This series reveals the approach to drawing that can help you draw literally anything you see.  Through the dispelling of mental blocks, and the building up of right-brain skills, students will realize they can draw more than they thought and enjoy the process! 

Absolute beginner to intermediate, this series is perfect for someone who has never drawn, and for artists looking to strengthen their fundamental skills. 

Space is limited, sign up soon!

Sketchbooking Lesson: PLAY!

FREE online lesson!

In this free video lesson aimed at sparking your creativity you will learn:

  • Why play is so important to learning and creativity

  • What NOT to do when approaching a sketchbook page

  • What TO do when approaching a sketchbook page

  • How to not let expectations inhibit your creativity


You’ll also do 3 quick exercises to practice these concepts, guaranteed to be fun and get your out of your comfort zone.

The Joy of Sketchbooking

The Ultimate Kickstart to Inspire Your Creativity

Online Course Pack

If you want to truly enjoy making art, be able to think creatively, and give your mental health a super-boost, this course is for you!  Sketchbooks are a pressure-free zone that create a total playground for your imagination and experimentation. Find your artistic voice, increase your skills, and vastly increase your mental health all within the pages of these magical books.  Learn to LOVE creating art so much you may not want to ever stop!

Secrets to Drawing Anything You See

4 Tips to Kickstart Your Drawing Journey

FREE online mini-course!

In this free lesson you will learn:

  • why you've struggled to draw before

  • what the mindset for drawing is like

  • my mantra for drawing

  • 4 main tips perfect for any beginner (and many intermediates) for approaching drawing


You will create your own drawings in two exercises

Draw What You See

Online drawing course

Learn to draw literally anything in front of you, and truly enjoy the process. I'll dispel mental blocks and help you build right brain skills so you can draw with confidence!  My approach to drawing is a process that is truly enjoyable- with vast benefits both on and beyond the paper. Spending time drawing is a form of creative therapy that our souls crave. 

This course consists of:

  • 10+ video lessons

  • Downloadable materials and references

  • Demos 

  • 19 exercises so you truly grasp the concepts

  • A community of learning- share your drawings

  • Personalized interaction with me

  • A LIFETIME access to it all!

I learned the most from watching Heather draw. Her enthusiasm is infectious. There is an ease to Heather's class and she make an attempt at drawing seem less intimidating.

Adria Peaden

Figure Drawing: LEARN ALL THE THINGS. 6 week series

First off, Heather is not only an amazing artist, but also instructor. Very knowledgeable and explains things clearly. I love grasping the basics so I can add on to my skills. Anyone who finds figure drawing a challenge should take this class to get rid of that fear. I learned a lot in just 6 weeks. Plus, it was FUN!

Ashley Toler

Figure Drawing: LEARN ALL THE THINGS. 6 week series

Loved the class! It was my first attempt to learn figure drawing and I have learned so much from Heather. She is a talented artist and a great, patient teacher. Her content was so engaging and very helpful. I learned a lot. Would take any class she offered.

Caren Albers

Figure Drawing: LEARN ALL THE THINGS. 6 week series

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What an amazing class!! With the emphasis on play, it was very freeing! Any mistakes were simply opportunities to learn. I feel like my inner artist has blossomed!

Sylvia Mahalak

The stages of learning watercolor were well laid out.  It was fun to watch how Heather thinks about creating her art.  She is very pleasant and an encouraging voice.  I would absolutely take any art class from Heather in the future.

Adria Peaden

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Art Knowledge From My Brain To Yours

Playful Watercolor . Drawing Basics . Portrait Drawing . Figure Drawing

Sketchbooking . Paper-Cutting . Semi-Private Art Lessons

Sharing my love and knowledge of art, I currently teach series classes and workshops in the Asheville, NC area as well as some online courses.  My classes aim to be both highly enjoyable and enlightening because our brains absorb more when having fun.  That means students leave with more confidence, comprehension, and skills, all while enjoying the process. 


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