Vibe at Night


16 - 18+ yrs


Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021

2 classes remaining

9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT


Zel O.


10 students

Class Experience

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw, but never found the time? You’ve felt that creative spark, but no way to express it? You could try the myriad of tutorials online or take an impersonal online course or spend too much auditing a college class; or you could join us in the evening, once a week for ten weeks to learn the Fundamentals of Drawing while getting hands-on feedback from the instructor and your peers. This class will be held over synchronous Zoom meetings where the instructor will show you the basic techniques and terminology that we will then apply to create actual artwork. See you there!

Week 1: Introduction to Drawing Theory/Line
Learn: What makes a drawing, a drawing? Practice: Familiarizing yourself with your tools.

Week 2: Form
Learn: Basic Forms and contours / cross-contours.
Practice: Drawing shapes from observation.

Week 3: Light and Shadow
Learn: Light and the interaction of materiality.
Practice: Shading and texture.

Week 4: Perspective I
Learn: Linear perspective.
Practice: Drawing basic forms in perspective

Week 5: Perspective II
Learn: Curvilinear perspective.
Practice: Cityscape in 5-point perspective.

Week 6: Composition
Learn: Compositional elements. Practice: Drawing from reference, and applying compositional practices.

Week 7: Portraiture I
Learn: Forms of the Face.
Practice: Drawing the face from various angles.

Week 8: Portraiture II
Learn: Additional facial features. Practice: Individual consultation.

Week 9: Showcase I and Critique Guidelines
Learn: Critique etiquette.
Practice: No practice, display all completed work and critique.

Week 10: Showcase II and Cultivation of a Creative Practice.
Learn: What is a creative practice, and how to create one.

Materials List:
Required Materials (Kits will be made available)
➔ Set of Pencils (6H,4H,2H,HB,2B,4B,and6B)
➔ Erasers (White Pearl and Kneadable)
➔ Vine Charcoal
➔ Pad of Drawing Paper (16×24”)
➔ Blending Stumps
➔ Ruler (metal ones are best because the cork bottom doesn’t smudge as much)
➔ pencil sharpener

Optional Recommended Materials
➔ Eraser Pen (I recommend Tombow or Pentel)
➔ Conté (similar to charcoal, but a little waxier and it comes in a variety of earthy tones, great for portraits)
➔ Sandpaper (art supply stores often sell low grit sandpaper on a wood handle for cleaning blending stumps)

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration less 5% for fees without penalty up to 48 hours before classes begin. Within 48 hours of class beginning we can transfer you to a different class, but we will not be able to offer refunds. 

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Vibe of Portland/East Winds Music

4.9 out of 5

Based on 65 provider ratings

Crystal C.

Nov 30, 2021


My child loved the supportive atmosphere where they were encouraged to learn and create. They made good friends, the teachers were fantastic, and they now have awesome new art skills!

Cartooning Workshop
Location: Vibe at Montavilla United Methodist Church | Instructor: Bryn X, Kira Lynn Cain

Charlotte H.

Nov 7, 2021


Our kiddo came home gushing about the art she made.


Nothing. I asked them to provide more clear instruction after the last class and they did. It was perfect.

3D Mixed Media Workshop
Location: Vibe at Montavilla United Methodist Church | Instructor: Kira Lynn Cain

Charlotte H.

Oct 14, 2021


My child spent the whole day engaged in art with new materials and creative, dedicated staff. I think they especially enjoyed having a small group of kids to collaborate with and learn from.


It was difficult to find the entrance to Vibe and drop off felt a little chaotic. I would have appreciated more dialogue with the teacher during drop off and the opportunity it’s to ask them questions because it was our first time.

Mixed Media PM :: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Location: Vibe at Montavilla United Methodist Church | Instructor: Kira Lynn Cain

Stephanie B.

Sep 26, 2021


Its SUPER fun and I like that they included a bunch of pronouns. The instructors were super fun, nice, and nerdy. In a good way.


Do it more often

"My Pronouns Are..." Button Making Workshop
Location: Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #291 | Instructor: Bryn X

Lindsey B.

Aug 10, 2021


My daughter loved all the activities. Came home from camp so excited to share each piece of her day.


Verify adult identity at check out/release of minor. Maybe check a state issued ID.

Wonderful World of Color
Location: Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #291 | Instructor: Bryn X, Camille Lema, Daniel Dynes

About Vibe of Portland/East Winds Music

Empowering Portland's youth through art & music; Inspiring the next generation of creative leaders. Vibe offers quality arts and music educational access for kids and the community through studio classes, workshops, and camps. Beyond the studio, Vibe partners with local schools in historically underserved neighborhoods to bring arts education to the schools while advocating for full time art & music back into the school day taught by certified arts teachers.

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