Saturdays 9am-noon Age 14-Adult/Senior Fundamentals of Drawing 8 weeks. $250. Teacher: Quinne Fokes. January 12-March 2.
8 weeks. $250. Teacher: Quinne Fokes. January 12-March 2.
Fundamentals of Drawing
If you’ve already taken Fundamentals of Drawing 1, you may sign up again. The instructor will help you to build on your skills, introducing you to additional concepts, materials and techniques.
This is a skills building class where you’ll learn and practice many of the techniques used by artists throughout history, and begin to develop your artist’s eye, hand and “voice.’’
Each class builds on the next as you develop your drawing skills, that you can apply for the rest of your life on whatever projects you’re creating. This is a fun, classical drawing class. We can listen to tunes while we draw, so feel free to bring your favorite music that’s melodic—such as classical, jazz, or similar.
This class is style agnostic, and intended to provide skills to help you on your creative journey.
Week 1: Gesture drawing, introduction to using charcoal. Explore how the different weights of charcoals feel. Still life drawing - practice with charcoal.
Week 2: Contour drawing, introduction using pencil. Still life drawing - practice w/ different pencil wts.
Week 3-8 will begin with short gesture sessions to warm up, or a contour drawing. The balance of each class will include introductions to concepts, techniques, art historical references or an alternative medium with our practice of drawing from a still life.
Week 3: 20-30 min gestures; Introducing light and shadow in still life.
Week 4: 20-30 in contour drawing; Introducing weight and form in still life.
Week 5: Introducing one point perspective; still life considering one point perspective.
Week 6: Bring photographs from magazines to use as a refeence in creating a composition incorporating one-point perspective. Alternative: work from still life using simple objects to practice one-point perspective.
Week 7: Gestures (charcoal or ink) Composition- What are some of the elements of design that when used help you to create a successful composition? Focus on one for still life.
Introducing light and shadow- What happens when you shine a light on an object? Consider light and shadow in still life.
Week 8: Either model, gestures, one contour and one long pose, or introduce memory drawing.
Paper: for gestures and contours: Large newsprint pad, 24 x 36 inch size, rough surface.
Surface: Drawing board, or masonite and clamps (to hold pad in place)
Art fixative or hair spray or pump hair spray
Drawing paper for compositions:
Large drawing pad (Canson or Strathmore, medium or vellum surface) or Option 2: 3 sheets (22 x 30”) 70 lb or higher white drawing paper, medium or vellum surface
2 large sheets of grey charcoal or pastel paper, or brown craft paper
T-Square 24” or larger
Blending stumps and or soft cloth or tissues
Gloves, if desired
A table top easel, easel, or drawing horse, not required.