Doodling for the Holidays

Doodling Pumpkins and Ornaments

DOODLING FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Pumpkins and Ornaments
Friday, Nov 18 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm AND Saturday, Nov 19 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

This two-day workshop is $115 — all supplies are included. Please bring a bag lunch on Saturday.

To register, call the Beckley Art Center at (304) 253-9226 or email Gallery Director Joanie Newman at beckleyartgroup (@)

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to doodle for the holidays. Learn how to doodle an artful pumpkin for your Thanksgiving celebration and create unique hand drawn ornaments to gift someone special.

Beginning artists will receive step-by-step options for doodling a small pumpkin, a flat wooden ornament, and a round ornament. For experienced artists, we’ll discuss how you might combine doodling embellishments with their own style for gifts and décor. Everything you need for the class is supplied. Just show up and create!


  • Basic doodle shapes to create holiday designs on your pumpkin and ornaments
  • Simple lettering options for adding names and/or words
  • How contrasting line weight will add interest, along with dots, lines, and swirls
  • Tips for creating aesthetically pleasing designs


  • In-person instruction in doodle basics
  • Handouts with reference and exercises
  • A pumpkin and two ornaments to doodle
  • Recommendations of books and resources to inspire your holiday doodles
  • Support and encouragement


  • The benefits of making gifts and décor with your own hands
  • How limitations can work for you
  • Experimenting and developing your own style
  • Quieting your internal critic

You’ll have time to ask questions, share ideas, and experiment as you learn.

The Beckley Art Center is located at 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV25801. Find out more about the art center here.

The two-day workshop is $115. All materials are included. Register here.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund until November 4, 2016. A 50% refund from Nov 5 through Nov 17, 2016. No refund after the start date of Nov 18, 2016.

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