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Donna Howell-Sickles
Figure Drawing Workshop
-2024 Workshop is Full-


Dates and Times:

Friday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Donna's Church Studio

209 S. Main Street, Saint Jo, TX 76265

Pricing Information:

$450 per person

10am - 4pm each day

Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced – ALL WELCOME!

Call 940-995-2786 or email

Donna Howell-Sickles was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2007 honoring her body of work about the Cowgirl. Donna's work is in the collections of several museums, and in 2011 she was voted one of the 40 prominent people in the western art world by Southwest Art Magazine. She was President of American Women Artists from 2000 to 2003 and an honored guest artist at both the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and at the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. 

Donna's work has been in many exhibitions and featured in several publications over the span of her forty year career. Presently, Donna was chosen as the artist to create the 2019 artwork and poster for the Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon, the most iconic rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. The Rodeo began in 1916 with a featured artist each year, chosen for their proven history of authentically embodying the spirit of the western heritage in their work and Donna is the first woman artist to ever be selected for the honor.

Donna's drawing workshops are always jam-packed with nuggets of advice, different ways of capturing a moment, lots of laughs and LOTS OF CHARCOAL! Come, hang out with Donna and learn how one line can bring your art to life!


Supply List

  • 24" x 36" Newsprint Pad - Rough

  • Box of Willow Soft Vine Charcoal - thin 2-3 mm. Donna uses Coates Brand

  • Conte Brand Drawing Crayons in at least three colors (Neutral)

  • 1 stick compressed charcoal, any brand

  • B4 or softer pencil, any brand. If you cannot find B4, get B or soft

  • Several Sheets of better paper, at least 30" x 22" or larger - any brand. Larger sheets can be found online only. Hobby Lobby or similar craft stores will carry 18" x 24" as their largest.  

A variety of other media will be there to experiment with, so let's have fun!

Online Suppliers that will have these supplies are:

  Dick Blick - 

  Jerrys Artarama - 

There will be live models used for the workshop.

You may bring photographs if you choose. Easels are provided.

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