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Ballpoint Pen Art (In-Person)

2 portraits drawn by Jody McCleary using ballpoint pens

Learn to use a common item in an uncommon way!

Spend the afternoon with artist Jody McCleary as she shows you how you can use ballpoint pens to take your drawing to a new level. In her own practice, Jody prefers a more chaotic approach but she will show you several ways to gain depth and shade with—yes—a pen!


  • Pad of Bristol paper
  • Ballpoint pens
  • 6h pencil
  • Eraser

Note: materials are available at Endeavors, Michaels, Wal-Mart, or the Dollar Store.

Course details

Winter 2022

Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 (1 class)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | In-person
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 30, 2022
Location: UNB Fredericton Campus
9 Bailey Drive
Memorial Hall, Room 26 (Campus Map)
Price: $55 (+ HST)
Instructor: Jody McCleary

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About the instructor

Jody McCleary has been a graphic designer for many years but has returned to university to pursue her dreams of becoming an art educator. Most of her artwork is rooted in portraiture with personality. But do not be misled, this is not where her interests end. She is a fool for all things knit! After learning to knit from a great group of people at the L.P. Fisher Library in Woodstock, she quickly accelerated her interest to stretch beyond the mitten. Jody has knit dozens of pairs of socks using this method and has worked out a simple formula to have you on track to making a perfect fit every single time...PLUS both socks are identical so no 'second sock syndrome'!

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