First Steps to Drawing

Anyone can learn to draw, including YOU! Through exercises designed for absolute beginners, this course demystifies drawing and equips any student with the basic skills to draw what they see. The course also provides an excellent foundation for other artistic mediums, such as painting, photography, and sculpture. We’ll focus on seeing with a keener eye and using measuring techniques to achieve accurate proportions. You will work from projected images and 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.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Keener eye for contour, shape, proportion, and value relationships

  • Confidence using various measuring techniques to achieve accurate proportions

  • Process of drawing and sketching deconstructed, confidence to maintain an independent drawing practice

  • Confidence manipulating various drawing materials, including graphite, vine & compressed charcoal, kneaded and hard erasers

Required supplies:

  • A supply kit for this class is available for $37 as an additional item at the time of registration. The kit is optional, includes the supplies listed below, and may be picked up at Fleisher’s school store on the first day of class.

  • Drawing paper pad

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Mars Plastic or Pink Pearl eraser

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Graphite pencils, 1 each 2B and 4B

  • A Solft Charcoal pencil

  • Compressed charcoal, soft (2 to 4 sticks)

  • Vine charcoal (small pack of sticks)

  • Ruler

All of these items are available for purchase in Fleisher’s supply store. Students presenting a valid Fleisher membership card receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases.