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Line drawing gives the artist an expedient way to express ideas or describe shapes, volumes, and two and three-dimensional space. Line provides for clarity of awareness while remaining extremely fluid, allowing for rapid thought-processes, guesses, confirmations, and corrections to occur on the paper. Line drawing is one of the most conceptual methods of image-making, because in life there is no line where surfaces change direction. In drawing we use a line to denote that change.



April 29–June 17, 2017
Saturdays 10am–1pm

Instructed by Taylor Woolwine, former Manifest Artist in Residence

Registration Deadline: April 28


This class will cover these and other topics and processes centered on line drawing:

  • line weight
  • line quality
  • media exploration
  • drawing in layers
  • intuitive gesture 
  • linear perspective
  • physical processes for making good lines
  • defining positive/negative shapes using line
  • measuring proportions for drawing
  • the speed of drawing 
  • reference points, reference lines, reference angles (mapping observational drawings)
  • the role of lines in defining spatial depth
  • using line to develop good visual and descriptive structure


About the Instructor

Taylor Woolwine is an artist and art educator hailing from Williamstown, West Virginia. He received his BFA in painting from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2010 and his MFA in painting from Indiana University in 2014. From 2014-15, he was a Manifest Artist in Residence. Woolwine exhibits paintings locally and nationally, and his works are included in private collections across the country. He maintains a studio in Cincinnati, where he is an Adjunct Professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. Woolwine’s artwork can be viewed at:




$300 per 8-week course
($200 student rate)

Minimum enrollment: 5

Level of Study: Core Fundamentals courses are suitable to all levels, from advanced high school to professional.

Materials List:

  • Graphite Pencils – You can purchase a full set of 10-12 pencils, or buy individually. At minimum, you should have 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 4B
  • Charcoal Pencils – Usually come in a set of 3 or 4  (hard, med, soft, ex. Soft)
  • Conte Pencils – 2-3 individual pencils, at least 1 black and 1 brown tone
  • Progresso wax pencils – (can be found at Suder’s and possibly Plaza individually) 1 black and 1 brown tone
  • Erasers – 1 kneaded eraser and 1 white rubber eraser
    Hand-held Sharpener and/or utility knife
  • Drawing Pad (18x24”) A variety of brands suffice, Strathmore and Borden & Riley are good. Aim for Drawing paper and not sketch paper, and look for pads that have more sheets of paper.
  • Sketchbook, Spiral-bound works best, 11x14”
  • Case – consider buying a small toolbox to protect and transport your drawing tools. Art stores sell fancy and more expensive boxes, but you can save money at hardware stores!


Questions?: Contact Kate Cunningham at

Hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's facility provides two studio classrooms totalling over 3000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.

Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar REGISTER HERE


Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

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cincinnati, ohio 45227



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