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with Patricia Saxton

Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
  • Medium: Pencils, Pens, Charcoal
  • Materials List: Click the tab above for a list of materials students need to bring with them.
  • Registration: Each student needs to enroll individually.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Art Barn building.

Drawing is the foundation for everything else! A gateway to mastering other visual art forms, drawing is also an entryway to mindfulness. Time slows down. You become very present. And the truth is, when you draw something, you see it differently and somehow more profoundly.

We invite you to take part in the joys of drawing while learning to keenly observe the world around you, to work with light and shadow, and understand how various tools and approaches create a range of effects. Techniques will be taught using pencil, charcoal, pen, and marker, all geared towards cultivating stronger skills and greater confidence.

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Patricia Saxton

Patricia Saxton

An equally accomplished painter, illustrator, writer and graphic designer, it’s safe to say that Patricia’s creativity is her passion.

Her professional history includes serving clientele from several Fortune 500 companies over the course of her 35+ years as the creative engine behind design & illustration firm Saxton Studio, as well as author-illustrating an inspirational design book and three best-selling children’s books, 20+ years designing books for other authors – and pretty much an entire lifetime of award-winning drawing and painting. Fluidly shifting between realism and abstraction, her approach across mediums is both intuitive and disciplined, incorporating an eye for detail, a spirit of originality, and a deep sensitivity for light and color.

With nature and imagination as constant muses, the work of creating daily, sharing her experience and inspiring others to embrace their own unique gifts are just a few of her favorite things.

You can learn more at patriciasaxton.com and follow her work on Facebook and Instagram.

Materials List – students must bring the following items with them:

  • #2 Pencil (or HB pencil)
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Plastic Eraser
  • 9×12 Strathmore Drawing Pad and/or 8.5×5.5 Wirebound Sketchbook
  • Black Ballpoint Pen or Rapidograph Pens
  • Charcoal sticks
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  • Transparent Ruler

Questions? email Patricia at saxton@patriciasaxton.com

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices at 928-282-3809, ext. 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before August 3, 2024. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after August 3, 2024.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.