MEREDITH — After a successful series of basic drawing classes at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith on June 2013, Moultonboro artist Estelle Smith has agreed to resume Saturday classes this September and continue them through the autumn months as desired. Weekly Saturday classes lasses will begin on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Smith, whose watercolor work and pencil drawings are well known throughout the region, is a devoted teacher, offering classes in basic drawing and watercolor techniques. She notes that "I have learned through the years that great artists are all great 'basic drawers'. Their preliminary drawings are masterpieces. Amateur artists too frequently bypass the time and effort necessary to perfect these skills, just like amateur pianists avoid practicing scales, and amateur golfers bypass the practice range to head to the ﬁrst tee. The result: they will always produce "amateur" work. Based on a lot of experience, I have no doubt that students who work to perfect their basic drawing skills will see a steady improvement in the caliber of their art work, whatever media they choose to work in," says Smith.