Yesterday afternoon I started a six-week zoo sketching class with Seattle artist Barbara Fugate. I loved it. She is an extremely talented artist and an articulate and smart teacher.

I’m pretty rusty, but did come out with these three drawings I liked (out of dozens).

We worked very quickly with gesture drawings for much of the class — my favorite way to draw!! (I totally struggled with the longer drawings, but am excited to take on the challenge.)

In other news, this morning I realized (with a start and a jolt) that my next workshops are only two weeks away… yikes!