This six-week course is designed for the beginner to intermediate drawing student who wants to explore the traditional mediums of a drawing course. This course is perfect for students who wish to develop their drawing skills for a portfolio as well as those looking to hone their drawing skills. We will experiment and use graphite, charcoal and India ink. Students will also explore various elements of design including value, line, and shape. 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. Drapery.
Week Five: Continuation of Charcoal: Chair Study
Week Six: Perspective and mixed media project with Graphite and Charcoal.