Drawing Materials Buffet Workshop


Start this summer with a smorgasbord sampling of the best materials for creating your next drawings.

Legendary art store, Lenz Arts—serving Santa Cruz for over 45 years—is bringing in a variety of drawing pencils, pens, paper, and accessories for you to try at the Scribbles Institute. And Brogan (artist and Lenz staff person extraordinaire) will be on hand to explain how all the wonderful materials and accessories work together as you draw.

Just some of the drawing instruments you can try

It wouldn’t be a buffet without tasty food to go along with all the creative experimenting. We’ll have a delicious lunch laid out by the Buttery Bakery & Cafe (voted best in Santa Cruz) for you to munch on. Learn about materials and drawing in our friendly studio at the Scribbles Institute. Drawing coach, Rob Court will be available to help you draw from the many cool objects we have in the studio or doodle an abstract, mixed media masterpiece.

When: Saturday, June 11, Noon-3pm Where: the Scribbles Institute Cost: $45 includes materials and lunch. Seating is limited to 15, so sign up soon! We will also have a waiting list.

Our Sponsor: Lenz Arts offers the largest selection of fine art supplies and the oldest custom frame shop on the Central Coast. Described as “one of the last real art stores on the West Coast,” people drive for hours to take advantage of their selection of materials. Visit their website

Your Guide: Brogan Delarte is an artist, philosopher, and art materials connoisseur living in the Santa Cruz area. In an attempt to discover truth through imagery Brogan embraces a myriad of materials including oil and acrylic, gold leaf, charcoal, graphite, and DIY gessoes. Her day job at Lenz Arts has become a passion in itself, and a wellspring of inspiration. “I happily suffer from a multiple personality disorder in my art. When you’re surrounded by the most interesting tools, materials, and substrates on the planet, it’s impossible to identify with just one medium. My only rule is to make my art last longer than me.”

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