Drawn to Unite

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Effective January 1: Masks are Optional in VisArts’ Classrooms and Studios

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In this class, we would like to encourage students to create drawings of family or friends who have never met. Family members may be generations apart, a loved one may be deceased or perhaps circumstances in their lives have made it really difficult to meet. Through drawing and imagination, we will unite everyone overcoming the obstacles of time and distance, bringing together people that could never be together.
Students will select multiple pictures of family or friends and utilize figure drawing and portraiture to render everyone in one composition.
Students can choose to create a traditional portrait with all figures proportional to one another or they can use their imagination to set up an abstract composition with figures of varying sizes juxtaposed against detailed facial features and clothes. Students will also have the choice to
work in value alone or with color.

Materials Needed:

  • Drawing pad 11 x 14

  • Small Drawing Pad or Newsprint (for experiments)

  • Graphite pencils 6b, 4b, 2B, 2H, and 4H (2 of each)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Mars Eraser

  • High-Quality Sharpener

  • Prisma Scholar Color Pencils – 12pk

Instruction will be provided through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. Once you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log in to the class. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.

Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.

This class is specially priced as part of our Emerging Teacher Mentorship Program.



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