print header
Artwork of a stylized tree with colorful leaves and flowers. Community classes for adults – take them for the joy of learning.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Register Now

The April 11th class was canceled due to bad weather, so the first session will be held on Thursday, April 18th.  At this point, we are considering holding the class until 9:30 pm on April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd and May 9th, to make up the two hours missed on April 11th.

There are 3 more spaces available in this class. If you would like to register, call toll free 866-893-2423 or 715-836-3636 to register.

with Kim Yearman

Thursdays, April 11 - May 23
7 to 9 p.m.
Haas Fine Arts Center
Room 301 (Art & Design Dept.)
121 Water St.
UW-Eau Claire Campus
$175 per person
1.4 CEUs

A Drawing Class for Beginners

Have you always wished that you could explore your artistic side, but didn’t know where to start? If so, this beginning drawing class is for you. 

Drawing often is referred to as the single most accessible form of all the arts. All you need to begin is a sheet of paper, a pencil, a desire to learn the basics of this exciting art form, and an enthusiastic instructor who is skilled at working with beginners. In this course, you’ll explore activities that develop hand/eye coordination; learn how to use specific methods to “see” your subject; and experiment with medium to create line, shape, texture and shaded form. Additionally, the instructor will make a variety of handouts available for you to take home for reference. Sketching between classes is encouraged, but certainly not required.


Kim Yearman is a local artist, former graphic designer and teacher who has taught adult courses for many years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certification from Eastern Kentucky University and has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of technical illustration, graphic design and art teaching. Kim maintains a vigorous schedule of freelance art activities creating personal drawings and paintings. Kim devotes more time now, than ever, to her original art.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 5 business days before the start date for a refund less a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel fewer than 5 business days before the start date, no refund will be given. If you do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee. If the program is cancelled or full, we will refund the program fee. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time. Call us for assistance.


If you need an accommodation for a disability to fully participate in this program, or need this document in an alternative format, please contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711) as soon as possible.


Connecting Campus and Communicty
Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.