This five-week course is designed for the beginner to intermediate drawing student who wants to explore the traditional mediums of a drawing course. We will experiment with drawing techniques, using graphite, charcoal, and oil pastels. We will also explore and emphasize various elements of design in our drawings including value, line, shape, and color. We will also be learning how to train the eye and hand to coordinate to make accurate drawings on paper. All materials are provided.
What to expect:
Week One: Introduction of Graphite: Elements of design to emphasize: Line and Shape Contour and Blind Contour Drawing: Still life of a Cone, Sphere, and Cube. Explore cross contour drawing of a tool inspired by Jim Dine.
Week Two: Graphite Continued: Value study. Exploring Value. Drawing a value scale and a sphere. Drawing a simple still life of vegetables emphasizing value with graphite.
Week Three: Introduction of Charcoal. Experiment with the medium. Students will draw a simple still life emphasizing line and then emphasizing value.
Week Four: Charcoal continued. Tool study inspired by Jim Dine.
Week Five: Charcoal continued: Drapery Study.
This class is for ages 14 and up.
Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this class.