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CLASS TITLE: Traditional Drawing Toolbox Classes

Instructor: Maxine Nodel

Date: Wednesday

July 21, 2021

August 11, 18, 25, 2021


Time: Zoom & In-Person class at NAL - 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: $30  


Classes are non-refundable


​Class Description

This workshop helps artists of all levels expand and sharpen their drawing skills. This is the perfect series for artists who love to work in pencil AND for painters, especially watercolorists, who wish to improve their painting skills by first improving their drawing skills. Bring your realistic drawings to the next level by honing in on different techniques that will enhance the 3-D illusion of your subject matter.

This interactive online session consists of a live demo, time to work virtually together or alone, followed by a voluntary art share and critique.

All levels are welcome

Required Materials

Vellum Drawing Paper, Graphite Pencil Set, Drawing Board (or Big Book), Eraser, Sharpener, Shading Stumps (or Q-Tips/Tissues), Ruler

To Register and Pay and for questions

Contact Maxine Nodel at or 914-987-5118

About the instructor:

Maxine Nodel is a versatile artist who received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union. In addition to the National Art League, she is a member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC and the recipient of numerous art awards. Maxine sells her work nationally and internationally and exhibits in a variety of venues. Currently, she is in an online exhibition (The Absence of Color) sponsored by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts: - In 2018, Maxine was invited by the Edward Hopper House to give a public art talk about her design-based drawings. In 2014, Maxine was highlighted in the Nyack, NY Artist’s Index: when she was named Artist of the Month at the Edward Hopper House.

Maxine enjoys creating traditional and design-based drawings, as well as Impressionistic landscapes. Maxine’s “drawings are deeply personal with a focus on the nuanced beauty found in form, light and shadow, and patterns found in nature.” She works primarily in oil, acrylic, graphite, and ink.

Maxine currently teaches Drawing and Design (Wednesday at 9:30am) and Acrylic/Oil painting (Tuesday at 1pm) at the National Art League. Visit Maxine’s website to see more of her artwork and exhibition history. or click here to go to her page on this website.

Maxine is also the founder of an innovative art high school in NYC that she created with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant in 2003.

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