Introduction to Drawing

This class is recommended for anyone coming to Fleisher with no previous instruction or experience.

You will learn step by step instructions on how to begin a drawing. You will learn about sighting techniques, negative space, visual measurements and the use of guidelines. We will start by drawing from Xerox copies of flat geometric shapes. In each class you will build on your skills and begin drawing from life, both single objects and a still life with multiple objects. We will work primarily in pencil and charcoal.

Concepts covered include composition, design, tone, line, and perspective.

Required supplies:

  • 18” x 24”. white drawing paper pad or equivalent*

  • Drawing Pencils: HB, B, 2B*

  • Pencil sharpener*

  • Kneaded eraser*

  • Hard eraser such as pink eraser, artgum eraser* or white plastic eraser*

  • 12 – 18 inch ruler*

  • Scotch tape (optional)

  • Two 9×12″ pieces of tracing paper*

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