Classes, Workshops, and Exhibitions

2021 Spring Workshops*

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

Drawing for Beginners

Registration through Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance (ACAA):



Virtual Exhibition Artists Supporting Artists (created by Matt Dixon, Jester Graphix):

Judges’ Show:

Ocean City Fine Arts League, 7th and Asbury, Ocean City NJ. Description: An exhibition for those who judged OCFAL’s exhibits over the year. Hours by appointment and usually during daytime business hours. Month of January.

Black and White Exhibition:

Two new achromatic winter landscapes are on view at the Riverfront Renaissance Center in Millville. These works are small in scale and floated in delicate redwood frames. Until 3rd week of March, 2021.

The Value of Value: A Workshop in Black, White and Gray

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 20th
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM with a short stretch break or two.
Remote workshop through Zoom through RRCA, Millville, NJ
“The Value of Value: A Workshop in Black, White and Gray”
Value outweighs color and contrast will make or break a painting. This course is a short exploration of value with a limited achromatic palette exploring contrast, focal point, foils (counterchange) and techniques using black and white acrylics in opaque and transparent states for studies or finished works. Shared will be tips to heighten your awareness of contrast in your work and methods to work through value before moving on to color. Please contact Riverfront Renaissance Center to register. Ages 16 and up. 

Sketching On the Go! (Workshop)
*To be rescheduled in 2021.

Salem County Art League:

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
*To be rescheduled in 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)
*To be rescheduled in 2021.

Venue: Atlantic Cape Community College Studio Arts Workshops Programs
Title: Pen and Ink Techniques with Watercolor Washes
Contact Michele Mateluvich at 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.