Drawing is recognized as the foundation of the visual arts. It is a critical building block to all other forms of visual expression.
This course will introduce students to drawing fundamentals. an opportunity for the more advanced artist to gain some more visual and creative practice in drawing that will enhance any artistic endeavor.
The class will cover the components of great drawing including perspective, shading, controlling tones, composition, and sketching techniques using various media to depict a variety of subjects. The instructor will also share other tips and insights gained from 40 years of drawing experience .
The focus will be on building fundamental drawing skills. Classes are skills oriented and cover skill-based training techniques in the visual arts as opposed to project-based. Emphasis will be on learning to draw any object not just how to draw a specific subject. Students will learn to see with the artist's eye and accurately render what is seen on paper.
Classes are small to ensure individual attention and instruction. The class is best suited for students aged 14 to adult, but accommodations may be made for younger, gifted students.
The instructor will endeavor to provide students with the "tools" necessary to draw with confidence, giving the student the ability to see the world the way artists' see it.
The class objective is to lead the student to express their own individual creative spirit using their acquired skills.
Outline of Course Content
1. Gesture drawing
2. Contour line drawing and ‘blind contour’ drawing
3. Development of positive and negative space
4. Rendering with shading and knowledge of the value scale
5. Development of depth, including 1 and 2 point linear perspective, scale, overlapping, atmospheric perspective, diagonal recession and foreshortening
6. Balanced composition on a two dimensional plane
7. Rendering of textured and reflective surfaces
Professionalism, Studio Practice and the Art World
1. Development of a sketchbook
2. Museum/gallery visit
3. Critical analysis: in-class critique of other students’ work
4. Storage and care of drawings, suitable presentation methods for portfolio, and exhibition.
Students will be required to bring their own art supplies.
For info or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (270)366-9614.
Pencils and other Drawing Supplies
1- 4h graphite pencil
1- 2h graphite pencil
3 - Hb graphite pencils
1 - 2b graphite pencil
1 - 4b graphite pencil
Graphite Sticks- If you can find them
Compressed Charcoal sticks
Vine Charcoal assorted if possible otherwise soft
1- HB or Hard charcoal Pencil
1– 6b or 4b or soft charcoal Pencil
1- white charcoal Pencil
1 - Pink pearl Eraser
1 – white Eraser(white soft vinyl)
1 – kneaded Eraser
1 - Drawing Board
1 - Art Supplies Box
News Print Pad
18” x 24” or 16” x 20” drawing pad (Canson or Strathmore : Surface Medium or Vellum! surface)
3 - Full Sheets 22” x 30” 70 lb or higher drawing paper
As well as
1- 12” x 16” or 11” x 14” drawing pad
1 - Sheet Gray Charcoal or Pastel paper(Canson is a good Brand)
1- Cotton Cloth
1- Box tissue paper
1 - T square at least 24” (metal is better wood ones warp)
1 - 8” or 9” Drafting triangle
1 - 6” drawing/drafting Brush(for cleaning or dusting off drawings)
Note: Students need to take their drawings and supplies with them. We can’t store them at the studio.
Fine Art Portraiture
in Atlanta GA.
Stone Mountain, GA. 30088