Visual Arts Workshop CANCELLED



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— The Humble Line —

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a series
of eight drawing classes in 2020, led by Manzanita artist Ben Rosenberg. 

This course is designed to teach students how to translate what their eyes see to paper.  Students will learn how to use line, gesture, value and composition through observations of still life and the figure. Students will develop expressive content through accurate seeing, measurement, perspective, and proportion. This workshop is ideal for the person with little or no experience in drawing. By the end of the sessions, students will be in love with drawing.

Instructor Ben Rosenberg has been a working professional artist and illustrator since the 1980’s. His illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Oregonian, Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, Johns Hopkins University, Hewlett-Packard, and the Philadelphia Daily News among other publications. His fine art ranges from drawings, paintings, tiles, ceramics, sculptures, and public art commissions. His work is in private collections both nationally and abroad. He is represented in Portland by Augen Gallery.   Ben’s work can be viewed here 

Student Materials List:
Mars soft white vinyl eraser
Grey Kneaded eraser
Higgins W/P black ink 1oz
Sharpie-fine black
Prisma Turquois Pencils: 4B, H, 4H, HB, 6B
Sketch and wash pencil
Wide graphite stick
Conte crayon black 2pk
Alphacolor 3pk charcoal sticks
Blending stumps 2pk
Pencil sharpener
Glue stick
18” x 24” white bond paper pad or sketch book (no smaller than 8’ x 11’ 9 (the heavier the weight of the paper, the better (at least 60# weight). Spiral works best.
Drawing board with clips is optional
Assorted brushes for water base inks, and washes

Materials can be purchased locally at:
Salt & Paper
Dots ‘N Doodles 


ExpiredIntroduction to Drawing ~ Ben Rosenberg CANCELLED

  • January 17, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • January 31, 2020
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • February 14, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • February 28, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • March 13, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • March 27, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • April 10, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • April 24, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Drawing ~ Ben Rosenberg


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.