Four Keys to Basic Drawing (four-day immersive workshop)

Come learn how to observe and draw objects from life, in a realistic style. In class exercises offer you a step-by-step approach designed to deconstruct life drawing. Working in pencil and charcoal you will learn four key skills to help you create a successful basic drawing.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • To make accurate contour line drawings of objects

  • To identify internal axis and alignments of forms and shapes

  • To understand the importance of flat relationships

  • You will also learn a special technique to establish scale and other relationships between objects

Required supplies for this workshop:

  • 18” x 24” Strathmore SKETCH Pad or similar white pad

  • Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 3B, 4B

  • Regular #2 Dixon Ticonderoga PENCILS with pink erasers (available at Staples)

  • White Drafting Eraser (Staedtler Mars)

  • Compressed Charcoal – soft or medium

  • Blending Stumps (optional)