Adult Drawing Fundamentals DR01

Dates: 10/27/2020 – 12/01/2020
Times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (6 Tuesdays)
Ages: 18+ (flexible - please contact us for details)
Instructor: Chris Rohrbach
Member Rate: 225
Non-Member Rate: 255
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Adult Drawing Fundamentals DR01

Adult Drawing Fundamentals DR01

Develop or refresh your drawing knowledge and skills through instruction based on still life set-ups (for beginner to intermediate students).

Each class will introduce a specific drawing principle as a core focus. The approach will be demonstrated during the session and serve as a guide for students' efforts.
Week 1: Material exploration, mark making, starting the drawing process, sighting, horizontal and vertical relationships, and coincidences
Week 2: Gesture, arcs, ellipses, enclosures, arabesques, and flow
Week 3: Measuring, notional space, and points of constant reference
Week 4: Line quality, line weight, aerial perspective, and passage
Week 5: Values, edges, charcoal, and blocking in
Week 6: Positive/negative space, composition, gazing directions, and thumbnail sketching

Safety measures for Covid-19 include the following:
Small class sizes, temperature reading and review of health systems prior to each class, appropriate social distancing and hourly disinfection of high-touch points. Materials are supplied, but students are encouraged to bring supplies if owned. Sharing will be limited where possible - supplies will be sanitized between use.

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11" x 14" Canson Mixed Media XL pad
HB and 2B woodless graphite pencils
2B charcoal pencil

The use of other materials will be demonstrated throughout the course. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite tools to class.

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