All of the classes at ArtWorks are energizing and fun, and are for people of all experience levels.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Basic techniques in pencil, charcoal and conte crayon to achieve depth and perspective. Learn how to create drawings using photographs and still life objects.The goal is not only to inspire the student’s creativity, but to provide techniques that can be applied in further studies.

Dates: Thursdays for 12 weeks, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2019
Times: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $35 / per session, 12 sessions
Materials Fee: None
Minimum Students: 1
Maximum Students: 10
Prerequisite: Desire to learn!
Instructor: Nilia Fajardo

The design of the class is of revolving registration. That means that you don’t necessarily have to start when it officially began. You can start with the first lesson while the other students work on the next. Students can begin at any point.

The progression is at the pace of the individual. In each class we will practice one concept and that will lead to the next. The student is expected to practice a bit on their own.

Techniques include: shading, perspective, how to use specific tools, drawing from real objects, charcoal, pencil, conte crayons, different ways of using white charcoal and pastel enhancements.

Course Outline
1. Lights, forms, shading, tools – practice
2. Composition using basic shapes
3. Still Life – single fruit
4. Still Life – fruit bowl
5. Perspective – basic principles
6. Using perspective in real life, Plein air practice
7. Landscapes
8. Flowers – single/composition
9. Animals
10. Humans – parts of the face
11. Humans – portraits
12. Humans – figure

Bring to Class:

  • Blending stump assortment
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Plastic eraser
  • Gum eraser
  • Fine tip sharpie black
  • Conté white crayons
  • Conté black
  • Conte brick color
  • Woodless charcoal soft pencils-soft/medium/hard
  • Sandpaper- small piece or sandpaper block-to clean stumps and sharpen
  • Pencils 2B 3B 4B 5B 6B 8B 9B, 4H, HB – (Faber Castell is a good brand)
  • Drawing paper, at least 9x12 70-90lb.
  • Clear ruler and protractor to measure angles
  • Pencil sharpener, two holes
  • Gray scale value finder
  • A pencil box to store items, or small tool box
Weekly Drawing

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