Mixed Media Figure

LOCATION: Cape Cod Art Center

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

$150 members – $175 non-members (Includes model fee)

To register:


For those who have had some experience drawing the figure, this workshop will introduce you to expressive drawing techniques. Explore different ways to bring your figure drawing to life using charcoal, ink and collage.

Come loosen up and play using the live model as a starting point and then taking your work to varying levels of abstraction. Jackie will provide step by step instruction but also encourages you to take liberties in expressing yourself your own way.

Slide shows of contemporary and historical artists will be presented to provide inspiration for new directions in your figurative artwork.

Bring a lunch

Materials List:

18×24 mixed media drawing paper
Drawing board with clips
A wide variety of charcoals from vine to hard compressed
Chamois (you can get use paper towel if you don’t have this)
Vinyl Eraser and retractable eraser (you can make do without this if it’s hard to find. It looks like a mechanical pencil but has an eraser instead)
A variety of drawing materials you like to use such as pencils, conte, pastels, water soluble drawing media (bring what you have)
Glue (matt finish acrylic medium or Matt Mod Podge)
Brushes or sponge brush for glue
Watercolor Brushes and/or sumo brush for painting with ink. Scissors
Water jar

Collage papers: bring any of the following; colored tissue papers, thin brown paper bags, black and white newspaper print, handmade papers, old maps or letters…. Avoid glossy magazines. 

Figure Study

LOCATION: Cotuit Center for the arts

June 24, July 22, August 19


To register please go to: 


Join mixed media figurative artist Jackie Reeves once a month for a 3 part series working with a live model. Come to one class or all three for a discounted price and enjoy a welcoming environment where there is no judgement and all levels are welcome.

Each class will start with 30 minutes of instruction on short pose gesture drawings designed to warm up and loosen up. These exercises help beginners and advanced level artists to relax, loosen up and get comfortable with drawing the figure before settling into a longer pose. Charcoals and paper will be supplied for this portion.

After a short break the model will take one pose for the remaining 2 hours. Choose the medium you’d like to explore; charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, collage or oil paint to work on a more detailed figure study. Please bring the supplies and surfaces you will need for the longer pose. You may also continue to work in charcoal on paper with materials supplied by the center.

Jackie will be available for guidance as needed and provide constructive feedback and tips to support your artistic goals. Easels and boards are included as well as some drawing supplies; erasers chamois, charcoals.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to set up.

The Joy of Drawing


TO REGISTER please go to www.artsonthecape.org

Tuesdays --> June 6-27, 4 weeks, 10-12:30

Has it’s been a while since you’ve sketched? Or maybe you feel intimidated to take a drawing class because you think you’re not good enough? You could also be someone who just wants the discipline of working on your drawing skills with a professional artist. Whatever your reason, I welcome you to join me in drawing from scratch. Revert back to your preschool days and start all over again. This time you’ll bypass all the insecurities that come with drawing and stick with the fun, expressive, exploratory and intuitive nature of this medium. This is not your ordinary drawing class. I promise to keep it fun while showing you how to start training your brain to see shapes, lines and values. We will work from our imagination and from observation. Experience the joy of drawing again!

Materials are included but I encourage you to bring a fresh 9x12” spiral bound sketch book and a set of your own drawing pencils.

Mixed Media Collage

LOCATION: Castle Hill, Truro Center for the Arts

Monday - Thursday
July 31 - August 3
9am- 1pm
4 sessions

To register: https://www.castlehill.org/2023-workshops/reeves

Loosen up and push your creativity as you explore mark-making with drawing, painting, printing and collage. Playfully experiment with the goal of letting go and embracing process which will bring new outcomes to your abstract and/or representational work. There will be guided exercises, slide presentations, lessons in design, time to develop a series of work and time for group reflection. We will also work from a live model on the last day using mixed media.

Studio Mentoring

This is a small group gathering for women to make art together in my studio.

Ongoing. Limited to 5 women per month. Meets every Thursday between 10-5

Location: The Old Schoolhouse Studio 5 with Jackie Reeves. 

3328 Main St. Barnstable Village

$200/month: (preferred payment: cash or Venmo @Jackie-Reeves-12)

To sign up please send me an email me: jackierobertonreeves@gmail.com and I will let you know what spots are available.

  • 4 Thursdays a month for 5 hours (max). Come anytime btw 10am-5pm:
  • Book your month(s) ahead of time starting in May, 2023
  • Bring your own supplies and things you want to work on. All mediums welcome.  I will have a table and chair for you. There are a couple of easels in my studio to share. Please let me know if you need one.
  • I will provide art coaching, technique tips, brainstorming ideas, problem solving, critiques and most importantly- a safe space for community building and sharing through art. I’ll work alongside you and be available for the above mentioned.
  • I hope to keep this casual, fun, informative and inspiring for a max of 5 women artists. (plus me)
  • Bring lunch or walk 3 min into the Village for café’s, restaurants and Barnstable market.
  • We can plan time working from a live model if the group is interested. Model fees will be extra.

I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful studio with huge north facing windows. I’ve been here since 2009 and never tire of the beautiful light, wonderful artists in the building, adorable little Barnstable Village and the harbor…. I’m truly blessed and want to share my good fortunes with others. I hope you can join me.