DRAWN to COLOR
with MARY SHEA
6-WEEK CLASS: $150
Sundays, January 15, 22, 29, 2017
February 5, 12, 19, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
Saturday, January 7, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
~ 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 basic drawing element, and each week will also include practical information and exercises focusing on color. Students will have an opportunity to try working in monochrome, drawing 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.
Mary Shea DRAWN to COLOR SUPPLY LIST Jan/Feb 2017
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”
A 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
-- * 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.
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 !!
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. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’ll discuss and show you what we will use.