Five-Part Illustration Workshop – Did/Saw/Felt: A Process for Narrative Drawing at DC Arts Center

By Editorial Team on July 8, 2019
Courtesy of DCAC.
Workshops: Tuesdays, July 9 – August 6 at 6:30pm

Join illustrator and cartoonist Lenora Yerkes for a five-part drawing workshop focused on stimulating creativity.

You’ll learn techniques for quieting your internal editor, working through creative blocks, and organizing your thoughts into compelling narratives.

In the first class, you’ll learn how to develop a daily practice, break out of an artistic rut, and learn inhibition-free techniques for drawing and creating. The remaining five class will help you put these teachings into practice.

The goal is to start you writing or drawing—and then to help you keep creating, no matter where you are or what you do. If you’ve ever wanted to draw or write but think you “can’t,” or if you struggle to create a steady flow of art, this workshop is for you.

About Lenora: Lenora is an artist and writer whose work often eddies around urban scenes, buildings and flood imagery. Lenora studied printmaking at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and was the 2019 Gallery Resident at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington DC. Her work is included in the forthcoming anthology, Drawing Power, published by Abrams ComicsArts (Fall 2019), and edited by Diane Noomin. She is currently at work on a long form visual narrative about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Please note: This workshop takes place every Tuesday for five weeks. We will meet at 6:30 pm. The first class is 2 hours. The remaining classes are 1 hour each.


  • Class 1: Tuesday, July 9th 6:30-8:30pm–2 hour class
  • Class 2: Tuesday, July 16th, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Class 3: Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Class 4: Tuesday, July 30th, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Class 5: Tuesday, August 6th, 6:30-7:30 pm

DC Arts Center is located at 2438 18th NW Street.