Beginning Observational Drawing: Light and Shadow (Spring 2014)
This three-week class will focus on value, or how to convey light and shadow in drawings. Students will use charcoal as they learn to observe and draw the effects of light and shadow on objects. The class will explore a variety of additive and subtractive approaches. / Open to students ages 16 and above.
What to Bring: Drawing board (18 x 24" or larger); 1 pad of newsprint (18 x 24"); 1 piece of Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (white or cream); 1 piece of 16 x 20" Arches Cold Press (white/cream); pencils of different softnesses: HB, B, 2B, 4B; white Steadtler plastic eraser; large grey kneadable eraser; several sticks of thin vine charcoal (med-very soft); 1 large med-soft Vine Charcoal; 1 stick of compressed charcoal-soft; 1 white charcoal pencil (soft); and roll 1" artists tape. We will discuss paper options for the following classes during the first class meeting.
The Beginning Observational Drawing Series
This is the third class in a series of three-week classes suitable for students with varied backgrounds and experiences in drawing. Each class will introduce students to the specific tools, techniques, vocabulary, and creative possibilities of this medium.
Students will learn how to use the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape, in order to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of still-life subjects enhanced by experimental drawing techniques.
Complete one topic or the whole series–classes are designed to stand-alone or complement one another.
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