Continuing Education

Barton’s Continuing Education Program offers educational opportunities to individuals throughout their lives. These non-credit-bearing courses address interests such as skill upgrades and training, cultural advancement, or personal creative development.

Fall 2018 Courses

PNT 001 M – Figure Drawing I

Dates: August 22 – October 10, 2018
Schedule: Wednesday; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art 101
Cost: $115 (including $25 fee for supplies)
Register by: August 21, 2018

Instructor: Joseph Bounds (graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Students will be introduced to various approaches to drawing the human form. Students will learn to work perceptually from the model. The course will aim to survey the basic elements of representational drawing, including value, proportion, line, positive/negative space, as well as a basic overview of anatomy. Various media will be explored and considered for their advantages and disadvantages. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a variety of approaches to drawing the human body.

Both beginners and experienced artists are encouraged to join this class.

Supplies Needed
  • 18″x24″ drawing paper pad
  • Graphite pencil set
  • Erasers
  • Various charcoal (pencils, vine sticks, and compressed)
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Eligible students must be at least 18 years old. Some courses may have additional requirements.


To enroll, students must complete the registration form, pay the registration fees, and attend the first meeting of the class.

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Use the online form or visit the Office of Lorraine Raper in Hackney Library to register for classes.


The cost for Continuing Education courses will be determined on a course-by-course basis. See each offering for its fee.

Students are eligible for a 100 percent refund if they officially withdraw from their classes prior to the first class meeting or if a class is canceled because of insufficient enrollment. Once classes begin, no refunds will be given.