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Studio Drafts

studio drafts text on easel on top of cloud painting

studio drafts text on easel on top of cloud painting

Grab your pencils, paper and a beer and join us for a virtual drawing class that connects nature, art and you. Notable artists bring their perspectives and insights to depicting our earth’s flora and fauna, past and present, in weekly, hour-long sessions. Focusing on topics from mighty dinosaurs to powerful plants, captivating fish and more, each four-session series provides lessons on the history and structure of four species, plus great conversation and educational instruction with your favorite beverage on the side. All skill levels welcome!

Studio Drafts: Permian Monsters
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 

Studio Drafts is traveling back in time … way back in time! Before the dinosaurs. Before the largest mass extinction Earth has ever experienced. Back 290 million years to the Permian period when true monsters roamed the world. Each session of Studio Drafts: Permian Monsters will feature an incredible creature from the Permian that renowned paleo artist Jason C. Poole will teach you how to sketch. Grab your favorite drink, sharpen your pencil and join us for one or all four May sessions!

Sign up for any session and receive a free pass to the museum to see the Permian monsters come to animatronic life in the current exhibit Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs. Or sign up for the whole four-session series for a discounted rate, a bonus free ticket to the museum and a chance to win Jason’s actual sketch from class! 

Here’s what we’re sketching each week:  

Click on an individual date to register. Click here to register for all four sessions.

Pricing:  

Per session: $20 nonmembers/$15 members 
Four-session series: $70 nonmembers/$55 members 

Discounts From Flying Fish Brewery

Our friends from Flying Fish Brewery are back with another great selection of drinks and special 20% discount for Studio Draft patrons at their Somerdale, New Jersey, brewery. 

About Jason C. Poole 

Jason C. Poole is a paleontological artist and an adjunct professor at Drexel University. He has taught the art of dinosaur reconstruction in Mongolia, as well as several places in Philadelphia, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Fleischer Art Memorial. Jason’s fieldwork has taken him to Argentinian Patagonia, Egypt and the American West. He has published in National Geographic, and his artwork appears in many museum and private collections, as well as on his website and the 2017 ENnie nominated tabletop roleplaying game Epyllion by Magpie Games. Jason’s experiences have also produced several popular publications, including The Lost Dinosaurs Of Egypt and the award-winning A Dynasty of Dinosaurs coloring book.