Beginning Observational Drawing: Space and Contour (Spring 2014)
This three-week class will focus on gesture drawing, positive and negative space, and contour and cross-contour line. By completing a variety of line drawing exercises, students will strengthen their observational and perceptual skills and learn to draw what they see. / Open to students ages 16 and above.
What to Bring: Drawing board (18 x 24" or larger); 1 pad of newsprint (18 x 24"); 2 pieces of Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (white or 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); and roll 1" artists tape. We will discuss paper options and a few inexpensive materials for color studies during the first class meeting.
The Beginning Observational Drawing Series
This is the first 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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