January 2016 classes

Classes in January. 2016

I will be teaching Color Theory at the Norwalk Community College.

  • Color Theory: course #1195. MW. 7:00-9:15pm (note, it is a night class)
  • This is an accredited course
  • You may audit and simply enjoy and benefit from the experience
  • NCC is a wonderful community resource with great teachers

I will be teaching painting at the Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton CT

NCC has me teaching Color Theory in the Fall of 2016 as well.


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Student Art Show: your work

Happy Memorial Day Students. I am told that the Student Art Show is over and that all of the work once exhibited is removed. You may collect your art from the file drawers in room 243. Those flat files (the same as our class file) should be labeled with Student Art Show Work. Please be considerate when removing your art. Be as neat as possible so that other student work remains in good condition-not bent, not smudged.

I have completed your grading and those grades were posted last week. IF any student would like a full copy of my evaluation, please email me at my preferred address and I will send you a copy for your information and records. loriloh@me.com

Have a warm & relaxing summer (especially those of you who are traveling home to South and Central Americas/I’m jealous). As I’ve posted before, you may disconnect from drawblog.org by unsubscribing; follow the instruction  at the very bottom of this post.

Keep sketching.
Professor Lori Loh.

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So Long


Thank you Al for this lovely representation of me on one of my better days. If you look below on this email, you will see that you can unsubscribe from drawblog.org.

Email me personally at loriloh@me.com if you would like to be on my personal invite list and stay in touch. It was fun getting to work with you all. Keep drawing and being creative.

Meanwhile, have a great summer.

Signing out……Professor Lori

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Final Evaluation Sample/Math

final evaluation_math sample

Open and save for your own calculations on your final evaluation sheet.

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The Student Art Show Opening is today.

The Student Art Show Opening is today.

The opening reception is on Wednesday, May 6/today, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, in the NCC East Campus Gallery.  I encourage you all to attend.

While you are on campus today, stop into our classroom and organize your class portfolio. Clean the work up, take the tape off the corners, straighten and crop your pieces; you are attempting to present your work in a professional manner. Place the work with your favorite pieces on the top. Include everything you’ve worked on in class; include even the perspective work and portrait work. Do not throw anything away; I want to see each piece you’ve done in class. Finally, place your sketchbook inside the portfolio, on the top.

The FINAL in our class is a presentation of your work. The focus will be on the final two projects: Matchbook and Debris. But we might include a few more of your favorite works, if you would like. It is a required class participation session; we will start promptly at 10:00 on Tuesday, May 12.

Our class on Thursday will cover more portrait information.


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The Last week of Drawing I, Plus FINAL

We are in the home stretch now. I was impressed that many of you were fully invested in the Matchbook art project; very few of you were able to complete the work. A few of you asked if you could finish them. As is my policy, YES!

SPECIAL ALLOWANCES FOR THE MATCHBOOK PROJECT-We will add this image to our critique on FINALS DAY MAY 12.


May 7th is the deadline for all work with the exception of “Debris” and “Matchbook”. This work includes an organized class portfolio (clean work, no tape, nicely presented), the 20 drawings/pages for the sketchbook, and all other work, which you may be finishing for the class. Sometime between now and Thursday, before or after class, you will need to organize your class portfolio and place your sketchbook inside that portfolio. You will leave that bundle of work for me to grade over the weekend. Then on Tuesday, MAY 12, you will arrive to class for your final with the Matchbook art and Debris art finished and ready to present to the group.

In the final week of class, we will work on Portraiture and learn to draw the face.

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Thursday. April 29. Read carefully.

Your FINAL homework project, “Debris”, is expected in class at a 50% completed stage on Thursday, April 30th. In a professional world, you will want and need to learn to budget your time wisely and bring projects in on time. By staging projects into manageable sections, you can begin to be a good time-manager. This is a great skill in business and makes you very employable.
Many of you have followed the stages for this project and therefore have a good chance for success with this assignment. A few of you showed me revised sketches, which is even better.

SCHEDULE FOR PROJECT (following a typical professional process)

  • April 7-assign Homework IV-Flotsam and Jetsam/Debris
  • April 16-you have picked your theme, collected your debris, set up your workspace and arrangement, and sketched 4 thumbnail drawings for review with teacher. Present in class.
  • April 30-50% completed project due in class on the board; you should be half -way finished at this time. Feedback will be provided.
  • Present project May 12, FINALS DAY. Our last class.

In class, on Thursday, we will collect drawings for the student show. AT 10:15, WE WILL HEAD DOWN THE STAIRS TO THE BACK PARKING LOT TO SPRAY FIX ALL OF OUR DUSTY DRAWINGS. (At 10:30 we will be met by the security guard and he will allow us back into the building) Spray the graphite drawings and the charcoal drawings to fix them so that the dust does not fly away when touched.

Please provide one, two or even three samples for the student show. Be sure to write clearly: name, contact information (cell and/or e-mail) and Spring 2015-on the back of each image.The opening for the NCC Student Exhibit is: Wednesday, May 6, from 12:30 – 1:30pm,  in the NCC East Campus Gallery. Prizes are awarded.

We will wrap up the Matchbook project in class, on Thursday. If this is not completed by the end of the session, you may continue to work on them and bring them in on May 7.

May 7th is the deadline for all work with the exception of “Debris”, the final project. This work includes an organized class portfolio (clean work, no tape, nicely presented), the 20 drawings/pages for the sketchbook, and all other work, which you may be finishing for the class.

  • “Debris” is to be brought in on the final class date, May 12.

In the final weeks of class, we will work on Portraiture and learning to draw the face.



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