with MARY SHEA
6-WEEK CLASS: $150
001 900 670
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 1,8,15,22, 2017
NO CLASS OCTOBER 29
November 5,12, 2017
Register at 206-223-9599
If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class is for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing!
The six week session will focus on essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color). You’ll have the opportunity to practice working with each element by doing short exercises and studying how other artists used it in their drawings. There will be time in each class for a longer drawing, to allow you to use these drawing elements and learn to integrate them into your own practice.
There will be a strong emphasis on composition in the class. The goal is to build skills that you can apply to composing a stronger image in any kind of two dimensional work you do – drawing, painting, printing, collage, etc. We’ll also try different materials during the session, to increase your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting.
This drawing class for adult students is appropriate for beginners, people with some drawing lessons, or experienced artists who want additional instruction and practice.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11x14 (14x17 is a good, size, too, but less common). (8x10 is small for our purposes, and 18x24 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 11x14
PENCILS and CHARCOAL: For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics:
* General’s Essential Tools 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. Examples:Richeson’s artist tote boards 18x18
* Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8
There will be some items we will use by 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, as well as a sheet or two of better drawing paper. We will be using glue sticks at some point, and perhaps some color materials later in the session (colored pencils or watercolor or who knows where we'll go!).
Questions: email Mary