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SIX-WEEK DRAWING CLASS for adults: Basic Drawing-Materials and Methods with MARY SHEA. Oct 2-Nov 6, 2016. 2-4pm

Materials and Methods for adults


October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
November 6, 2016

Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
See the supply list at the end of this post.

Sunday, September 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This drawing class for adults is appropriate for beginners as well as people with some drawing experience who want additional instruction and practice.

We have many, many materials available to draw with. Yet we often restrict ourselves to pencil, especially when studying basic drawing. In the six weeks of class we will use pencils (and erasers, a sometimes neglected tool). But we will also focus on other basic drawing materials: charcoal, Conté crayon, ink, colored pencil or pastel, and paper!

Class exercises will concentrate on the essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color) while exploring a different material each week. Composition will be emphasized as will ways of learning from and being inspired by other artists' drawing.

Trying new materials can expand your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting. Also, it’s fun!

Supply List email Mary with any questions:
* Drawing paper – I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11” x 14” (14” x 17” is a good, size, too, but less common). (8” x 10” is small for our purposes, and 18” x 24” is a bit large – but if you already have pads of paper, bring those for the first sessions). Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class: --- * Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11” x 14” (159 125 009).
* Pencils and charcoal - For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics: General’s Essential Tools (098 070 007). It has graphite pencils, charcoal, charcoal pencils, eraser, a sharpener, etc.
--- * If you’d rather buy separately, please get:
--- -- * Charcoal sticks (they come in small bags of 5 or so): medium or soft
--- -- * Graphite pencils (at least 3) – get soft ones: 2B, 4B, 6B
--- -- * Eraser (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl, A hand held pencil sharpener – there are endless choices.
* Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working. For example, Richeson’s artist tote boards 18” x 18” 027 115 002

Other Supplies: Some items we won't use until the 3rd or 4th class. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’d like to discuss the materials and show you what we will use:
* For example, I will ask you to get some ink and a brush
* a sheet or two of better drawing paper
* We will be using glue sticks at some point
* and perhaps some color materials.

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