colored pencil study for Pierre's Garden
oil on canvas 24x24
"The Garden After Bonnard"
|DRAWN to COLOR|
with MARY SHEA
6-WEEK CLASS: $150
001 900 670
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 14 - February 18, 2018
Register at 206-223-9599
Do you want to draw? Do you want to learn more about color? Here is an opportunity to do both! Brighten the dark months with this 6 week drawing class for adults. The focus will be on studying and practicing the basic elements of drawing – line, shape, value, space, form, texture – and color! We’ll work with pencil and charcoal, but students will also use colored pencils and chalks – and sometimes use a tinted paper as one of the simplest ways to introduce color into drawings.
Each class will focus on a particular drawing element, and each week will also include practical information and exercises focusing on color. Students will practice working monochromatically, working with warm and cool greys, and using color harmonies. By taking theory into practice, students will build confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing. This adult drawing class is appropriate for beginning artists as well as those who wish to improve their skills.
* DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper at least 11” x 14” (8” x 10” is small for our purposes, and 18” x 24” is a bit large for the time we have at our disposal Daniel Smith has a wide selection of drawing paper and pads. Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class:
** Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11” x 14”
* COLOR WHEEL: Daniel Smith has a large and small version
* DRAWING BOARD: (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad
* PENCILS, CHARCOAL:
** 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.
** Color pencils:
** I recommend Prismacolor for the work we will be doing; they have a slight softness that allows for a density of color. (12 color set or 24)
** Faber Castell also makes good color pencils, but they are somewhat harder in general than Prismacolor; maybe do some testing before you buy either set
** Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8
** Later in the session I will ask you to bring a sheet or two of better drawing paper, ink, brushes, a couple of tubes of watercolor or gouache. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’ll discuss and show you what we will use.
** Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad