First Steps to Drawing

Anyone can learn to draw, including YOU! This course is designed for students who are just starting out, or who have never drawn before. You will be introduced to key techniques that are necessary to the discipline of Drawing such as line quality, measuring negative space and proportions, gauging measurements using your pencil, picture plane and how to use a viewfinder while working from flat images, photographs, single objects and the still life.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

Required supplies:

  • 14” x 17” white drawing paper pad or equivalent*

  • Drawing pencils: HB, B, 2B*

  • Pencil sharpener*

  • Kneaded eraser*

  • Hard eraser such as white plastic eraser*

  • A set of compressed charcoal*

  • A charcoal pencil*

  • 12 – 18 inch ruler*

  • Scotch tape *

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.