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Mrs. Carsley currently is the Fine Arts Chair and a Visual Arts Instructor at Severn School and an adjunct professor in the Corcoran School of Art Botanical Illustration Certificate Program. Through her teaching career, she has been affiliated with the following:

United States Botanic Gardens

National Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Institute

National Science Foundation Summer Teachers Institute

Humboldt Biological Research Institute

The Fairchild Challenge

The Natural History Society of Maryland

Catholic University of America

College of Southern Maryland

The Friends School of Baltimore

The Bryn Mawr School

Recommended weblinks:

www.perrycarsley.com

www.usbg.gov

www.gnsi.org

www.marylandnature.org

www.eaglehill.us

www.severnschool.com

Welcome to Mrs. Carsley’s Instruction Page.
    1. Please look at the headings below in Works in Progress, Drawing, and Painting and click on the instruction sheets downloads for your reference.
    2. Don’t forget to browse the latest text recommendations.
    3. Don’t forget to check out the latest Works in Progress and email Mrs. Carsley with your latest works, questions and news.
    4. Checkout the web links for upcoming workshops.
    5. Thank you for stopping by!

• Works In Progress

• Drawings

Drawing Basics: Sketching Rough to Finish PDF
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Drawing Basics: Tone, Light, Shade and Shadow
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Basic Drawing: Beginning Sketch Examples
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Basic Drawing: Values with Pen
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Drawing Basics: Values With Pencil
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Basic Drawing: Basic Perspective 1
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Basic Drawing: Basic Perspective 2
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Basic Drawing: Copying Master Drawings
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• Painting

Painting: Beginning Sketch Examples: Compostions 1
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Painting: Beginning Sketch Examples: Compostions 2
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Painting: Beginning Sketch Examples: Compostions 3
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Painting: Beginning Sketch Examples: Compostions 4
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Painting: Beginning Sketch Examples: Colorwheel
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• Recommended Texts:

Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life
By George B. Bridgman

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
By Robert Beverly Hale

Artistic Anatomy
By Dr. Paul Richer and Robert Beverly Hale

Perspective Drawing Handbook
By Joseph D’Amelio

Animal Drawing Anatomy and Action for Artists
By Charles R. Knight

How to Draw the Marvel Comics Way
By Stan Lee and John Buscema

How to Draw and Paint Wild Flowers
By Keith West

Painting More than the Eye Can See
By Robert Wade

The Art Spirit
By Robert Henri
The Zen of Seeing
By Frederick Franck
The Book of Tea
By Kakuzo Okakura
Composition
By Arthur Wesley Dow
Rendering in Pen and Ink as well as all texts
By Arthur Guptill
Bannister Flecther’s History of Architecture Architecture is Elementary
By Nathan Winters
Architecture Form, Space and Order
By Francis D.K. Ching