Drawing for the Terrified

Drawing for the Terrified

Drawing for the Terrified is an introductory class for those who want to draw but have had little or no formal training.
  • Students will be instructed how to observe, draw accurately, and use shading.
  • For the first class, whole-group instruction will be given.
  • In all subsequent classes participants will choose their own subject matter.
  • Participants will receive guidance and individual demonstrations pertinent to their drawings.
  • Students will receive some instruction to create pleasing compositions and will be encouraged to pursue their own unique styles and ways of making marks.
  • Participants will provide their own materials.
    • While participants can use just a regular #2 pencil, copy paper and any eraser, eventually they may want to purchase a wider selection of supplies, such as those below (sources in Austin include Jerry’s Artarama, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s):
      • General’s Graphite Drawing Pencils – 4 Piece Set (1 each – HB, 3B, 5B, 6B) – set at Hobby Lobby
      • Drawing Accessories (white eraser, kneaded eraser, blending stick, sharpener) – set at Hobby Lobby
      • Spiral bound sketchpad (at least 9 x 12).
      • Cost for the supplies in the list above probably will average between $20 – $25.


  • Minimum age – 12
  • Maximum of 18 students
  • Term length – 12 weeks
  • Class length – two hours (24 hours of instruction)

Class Schedule – Thursdays, 6-8pm:

  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30

Instructor – Eloiese Krabbenhoft


  • By semester: $240 (at time of registration); OR
  • Three monthly installments: $85 (Sept 5, Oct 5, Nov 5) – TOTAL = $255
  • If you have a concern about the fees (multiple registrations, financial hardship, etc.) please contact Jonathan Mueller directly to discuss your situation.
  • Online Registration Form and Payment – click here
  • If you are unable to register/pay online, download this form, SPFAA Registration Form – Fall 2023.


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