Classes, Workshops, and Exhibitions

Summer Workshops – Thank you for a successful season! Booking for spring and summer 2020 now!

Many thanks to Ocean City Arts Center for hosting 2 drawing workshops, Atlantic Cape’s participants in the Inking Techniques for Drawing and Watercolor and Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts for hosting Oil Painting for Beginners and Nashville North Studios for hosting Sketching Our Beloved Cats and Dogs. My kudos to the participants and various venues for being so welcoming and to the students for producing such beautiful works. Many thanks to the proprietors, staff, administrators, and board members of various organizations for allowing me the opportunity to teach at such great locations! A special thank you to Nashville North Studios for curating a breathtaking feature show and connecting me Beacon Animal Rescue where we found our newest family member (Border Collie/Corgi) Cletus O. Dugan. He joins Bella Mellow Dugan in our pack at home.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

January 2020 – Judges Show at Ocean City Fine Art League at 711 Asbury Avenue. Opening: January 10th. All welcome!

Upcoming Credit Studio Courses:

Coming in spring 2020 to Atlantic Cape Community College:
Advanced DrawingEnrolling NOW!

Upcoming Non-Credit One-Day Workshops:

Wednesday, June 2020:
Salem County Art League – at 7 PM: Lecture and demo on pencil, watercolor and ink in the sketchbook and an opportunity to visit the pages of my many colorful sketchbooks and travel journals. Please contact the Art League regarding reservations.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Class Code: FINE-129-MW01
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Place: Atlantic Cape Community College; Room K136, Mays Landing Campus
Fee: $35. (Supplies and Snack Not Included – Ages 18 and up)
Title: “Sketching Tips and Tricks for Beginners”
Contact Michele Mateluvich at
NOTE: All participants MUST be registered before the day of the workshop.

Description: From gesture to sustained drawing, a sketchbook can be one of the most valuable tools but too often is underutilized especially by those just starting out. Atlantic Cape Community College’s Professor of Art, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will teach participants to expand their use of a sketchbook. Included will be gesture drawing, washes in monochrome, pen & ink, and quick versus refined pencil techniques. Also discussed will be sighting angles and space, tackling and capturing the essence and value patterns of your subject. This workshop is a must for anyone who wants to maximize their sketchbook, increase their repertoire of media and see better to ultimately draw better. This workshop is ideal for beginners as drawings are small scale and different media and techniques are addressed from the concept of line, through tone using different media.

(Supplies and snack not included – we will take a snack break. Participants must be 18 years or older.)