Classes, Workshops, and Exhibitions

2020 – 2021 Fall/Spring Workshops

NOTE: Please watch this site for changes to dates due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Seats remaining for all Atlantic Cape workshops (October and December). All workshops remote workshops. Please note: You do not have to purchase Zoom. The instructor will be hosting the meetings. You just need to download the free app.


Please send an email to Cheryl (cknowles@atlantic.edu) to request contact information for each venue to register. (No “walk-ins” or Zoom crashers permitted.)

Sketching Tips and Tricks for Beginners
October 17th

Saturday, October 17 via ZOOM (using multiple cameras)
Class Code: FINE-129-MW01
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Place: Atlantic Cape Community College; Room K136, Mays Landing Campus
Title: “Sketching Tips and Tricks for Beginners”
Contact Michele Mateluvich at mmatulev@atlantic.edu to register. All participants must be registered in advance of the workshop.
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.)


Sketching On the Go! (Workshop)
November 11th

Salem County Art League:

Wednesday, November 11 via ZOOM (using multiple cameras)
Time: 12 noon to 2:30

Much attention has been given to the urban sketcher and sketching outside the studio which leads to swiftness and versatility of subject matter and even media. This workshop is intended to help gain speed and accuracy in preparation for sketching on the go. We will work from some (provided) photographs but we will also work from observation. Cheryl will also show a variety of sketches done of figures and address the concept of figure notations and discuss sole and grouped figures in the notated format. Post-workshop resources will be provided including some exercises to try on your own!

(Supplies and snack not included – we will take a snack break. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through SCAL before the day of the workshop.)


The Fine Points of Pen and Ink! (Workshop)

Ocean City Art Center

COMING IN SPRING OF 2021

The history of pen and ink is long and varied. Techniques can be complex or beautifully simple! Atlantic Cape Community College’s Professor of Art, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will instruct beginners on basic pen and ink drawing techniques using traditional dip and newer cartridge pens. Techniques addressed include hatching, gestural drawing, light washes, and the inclusion of organic, flowing lines, which will give your drawings and watercolors a more animated and lively appearance. Participants will combine inking techniques with limited palettes of watercolors after learning different pen and ink techniques.

(Supplies and snack not included – we will take a snack break. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through Ocean City Art Center before the day of the workshop.)


Pen and Ink Techniques with Watercolor Washes (Workshop)
December 12th

Saturday, December 12th via ZOOM (using multiple cameras)
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Class Code: FINE104-OW01
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Title: Pen and Ink Techniques with Watercolor Washes
Contact Michele Mateluvich at mmatulev@atlantic.edu to register. All participants must be registered in advance of the workshop.
NOTE: All participants MUST be registered before the day of the workshop.
Fee: $35. (Supplies Not Included) There will be a short break to stretch and get a snack.

Professor Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will lead the class in the simple and gratifying process of pen and ink drawing techniques accented with watercolor. A variety of subject matter will be explored. The use of a multi-media sketchbook or watercolor paper scraps and a waterproof pen will be encouraged as well as monochromatic and colorful washes to accentuate pen and ink drawings. The dip pen will be demonstrated but is optional for the student.

 (Supplies not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)


Salem County Art League (Lecture/Demo)
Lecture and Demo on Pencil, Pen and Watercolor Journaling (and travel tips)

NOTE NEW DATE: Monday June 28, 2021 7:00 PM

Salem County Art League – 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. Discussed will be the concept of making art on the go and drawing with speed and spirit.