This workshop will introduce you to principles and elements of drawing using traditional drawing materials. Through the use of line, mark-making, value and tone, students will develop the ability to translate shape, volume and space onto a drawing surface. Concepts of perspective and proportion will be studied to aid in the translation of the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional picture plane. Students will also be introduced to ideas of composition, lighting and different papers and drawing supplies.
What you will learn in this workshop:
An introduction and detailed explanation of drawing/studio materials
An introduction to four classic techniques of drawing
Depicting light and shade, and how to light a model
An understanding of how systems of perspective, measurement and sighting inform a drawing
Strathmore 400 series drawing pad, 18×24”*
Papers and materials to draw on of student’s choice (experiment!)
A full range of drawing pencils – 6h to 6b *
Vine charcoal *
Compressed charcoal *
Charcoal pencils *
White charcoal and or pencil *
Conte charcoal and or pencil *
Jumbo kneaded eraser and or white rubber eraser *
Tortillons (stumps) *
18×24” drawing board with clips and large rubber band
1” drafting tape
12” to 15” ruler
Transparent triangle with or without measurement markings
X-acto knife *
Enclosed pencil sharpener
Viewfinder, with inner measurements of 2.25”x3” and outer measurements of 4.5”x6.” Students can bring a piece of matt board that is at least 4.5×6″ and we will make the view finder in class.
Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.