Collage of the two artists’ headshots. Michelle Boerio has short, curly brown hair and pinkish white skin; Raixa Velazquez has long, straight brown hair and beige skin.

Take part in this free, five-week workshop exploring a variety of drawing techniques in our galleries with local artists Michelle Boerio and Raixa Velazquez.

Prioritizing process over product and enjoyment over mastery, this new program invites you to gently reemerge, reconnect, and socialize, welcoming those with all levels of experience—whether you’re a beginner drawing stick figures or have a deeper drawing background. All the materials you may need to fully delve into this free, recurring workshop will be provided.

Registration is required, and space is limited to a group of 14 individuals over the course, which occurs every Thursday, 6–7 PM, from October 6 through November 3. Sign up today to save your spot!  

Left to right: Michelle Boerio; Raixa Velazquez, images courtesy of the artists.

More about the artists

Michelle Boerio chevron-down chevron-up

“I’m Michelle Boerio, an artist and educator from Columbus, Ohio. I love to make art that combines multiple mediums to highlight what is weird and wonderful in the natural world. For example, some of my paintings use layers of paint and collage to show off the tiny animals that thrive in seasonal ponds. In 2012, I earned a BFA in Fine Arts with a focus in Painting and Drawing from Ohio State, and later, an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I love working with people of all ages, especially when we get to learn something new about ourselves through making art.” Learn more on Boerio’s website.

Raixa  Velazquez    chevron-down chevron-up

“My name is Raixa (Ry-ksa)! I majored in Painting and Drawing and minored in Latinx Studies at Ohio State. I received my BFA in 2017, mainly focusing on weaving printmaking into my paintings and painting into my prints as I feel they are one in the same. Informally, I have been creating my whole life. In my personal practice, I explore my second-generation Puerto Rican identity as it relates to growing up in the US through mark-making. I have always loved working on paper with different drawing and painting mediums because it tends to be more accessible as a practice. Drawing is fundamental and sometimes a piece of paper and pencil is all you need.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Past Education

Drawn Together