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Colored pencil drawing a of cat

Colored Pencil: Drawing Your Pet

June 9 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm
| Cost: $70 | Cost for Members: $60

This is an online class!

Learn how to create a pet portrait in colored pencil!  This class provides step-by-step instructions to show you how to draw a realistic portrait of your pet or favorite animal from an 8×10 photo, from start to finish.

You will learn how to graph out your portrait to give you the exact size you desire, as well as the exact measurements to align the eyes, mouth, nose and ears providing accuracy and realism to your drawing. Once this preliminary drawing is done, we will begin matching colors and laying in the fur or feathers, depending on the animal you are drawing, to complete a realistic, colored pencil pet portrait.

Instructor: Nick Frasco
Tuesday, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Four classes: June 9, 16, 23, 30

Online Class Instructions

The day before the first class you will receive an invitation from Nick to join the online class in the (free) Zoom application.

Watch this orientation video if you are new to Zoom: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ. You may download and install the Zoom application at any time. We recommend you do this after you enroll in class or at least one day prior to your first online class. Choose the download option that best fits your technology. Unless you will be using an iPad or mobile device, the first option is most likely the one you’ll need.

The Day of Class

  1. Class will begin at 10:30 AM. Nick will be on Zoom a few minutes before the class starts.
  2. You may login early, but if you step away from your computer before class starts leave Zoom open.
  3. Connection is better if you close all web browsers on your computer while on Zoom.
  4. Due to high volume on Zoom, connection may be imperfect at times.
  5. If you have technical issues during class, quit Zoom and then login again. If you still have trouble, shut down your computer, wait 2-minutes, and then try again.
  6. We encourage you to have your camera on during class, as this helps with feeling connected, however, camera mode is optional.
  7. You may want to add a photo to your profile; see these instructions. This is optional.
  8. Wear a headset or earbuds or close a door to help limit background noise during class.
  9. Plan ahead so that you will have all the necessary materials ready to go.


June 9
10:30 am–12:30 pm


Zoom App
MA United States


Museum School
413.263.6800, ext. 377 or 382


Cost for Members: