Suggested experience level: Beginner to Intermediate
Start the new year off by getting down to the basics with drawing! Whether you’ve never drawn before or are looking to brush up on your skills, this course will examine the nuts and bolts of drawing which underpin arguably all creative practice.
The first class will start with gesture drawing – learning to quickly capture the essence of a scene while recognizing the connection between sight, mind, body, hand and heart. The second and third classes will look at the foundational elements of drawing such as composition, proportion, line, scale, perspective, value, shading, hatching and texture. Preference will be given to drawing from life (still life, self-portrait, portrait (if you have a sitter), interior or exterior views, such as looking through a window), but drawing from photographs is also welcome. Along the way, we’ll also study historical artists who excelled at drawing, including da Vinci, Egon Schiele, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Lucian Freud. The final class will seek to combine the different skills and concepts learned, as students are guided to understand their own personal approach to drawing and how to best use and tweak their skillset to their best advantage.
· Pencils (HB, 2B, 4B and 6 or 8B)
· Graphite sticks (HB, 2B, 4B and 6 or 8B)
· Erasers (kneaded is preferable over rubber)
· Drawing paper (at least 100lb weight; 140lb is ideal; around 12 x 16 in.)
· Masking tape
· Ruler (optional)
· Conté or wax crayons (optional)
Note: Please have your subject matter planned for the first class, whether that’s a still life set-up, mirror for a self-portrait, photograph or interior/exterior view.
This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!
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