PNC Offers Non-Credit “Drawing by Observation” Class Beginning on June 10, 2015

purdue-north-centralThe Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will offer a non-credit program for people who want to discover or improve upon their artistic and drawing skills this summer.

The program welcomes artists of all skill levels. Classes will meet at PNC – Porter County, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso on Wednesdays from June 10 through July 15 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Registration is $179 and includes all art materials. Special rates are available for Purdue Calumet and PNC students, alumni and employees. The deadline to register is June 3 at 4 p.m. Seating is limited.

The course will be taught by Connie Kassal, a PNC limited-term lecturer of Art and artist with a history of exhibits in Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Austria.

Students will learn something new in each session of the six-week program, learning through hands-on practice and exercises, lecture and note-taking. The instructor will provide an overview of the purpose of creating color wheels with a focus on complimentary color mixing, and students will learn how to shut off one’s “logical brain,” instead drawing what the eyes truly see.

They will learn techniques in line and shading to create three-dimensional images on flat paper and tips for successfully drawing realistic portraits. Students will learn about drawing figures in action and will become equipped with tools for creating visual perspective through their drawing or painting.

To register or obtain further information about this program, visit or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5748, or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748.