(Beginner / Intermediate)

Don Longo

Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 1: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11


Workshop Description

This is a beginning class on how to use charcoal to create art. We will use different types of charcoal to achieve values and looseness in your drawings. Paper will be provided to you in this class along with charcoal as you will need to learn the type of charcoal you like best. A variety of subject matter will be used from simple to complex.


Don Longo was born in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, within 5 miles of the Norman Rockwell studio. As often as possible, he would ride his bike to the studio and watch Rockwell paint. The realistic images of every day life inspired him to pursue his own artwork. At the age of ten, Don designed his grandmother's tombstone, and he knew then that art was going to be a major part of his life.

Don studied physical education and art in college, and he later pursued a Masters degree in physical education while still studying art.  He has coached physical education and taught art at Sherman high school, Irving high school and, during this time, received certification in Art Education from the University of North Texas.

Don has since taught art Tom all levels. He finds teaching introductory level art most rewarding, where students learn all the basics and he can see their talent and confidence grow.


One ARTIST’S LOFT Charcoal Set that includes 3 charcoal pencils, 3 drawing pencils, a pencil sharpener, 2 erasers both soft and hard, 3 blending stomps, 3 black charcoal sticks, 2 grey charcoal sticks and 1 white charcoal stick.  THIS ITEM CAN BE BOUGHT AT MICHAEL’S  for $5.
 A 12 pack of oil pastels.