Basic Drawing

This class is recommended for anyone coming to Fleisher with no previous drawing instruction or experience. You will be led step-by-step how to begin a drawing starting with the fundamentals: line and tone. In each class we will build on the skills practiced in the previous class. By drawing from imagination, copying and from direct observation you will begin to gain a vocabulary in the language of drawing. You will learn to see in a whole new way. We will work primarily in pencil, some pen and charcoal.

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

Please note: this is an 8-session course. Fleisher will be closed on January 16 and February 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

Required supplies:

  • Strathmore Drawing paper series 300 – 14×17 medium surface

  • Drawing pencils (Box) Staedtler HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 7B, 8B

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Staedtler eraser

  • Q tips

  • 2” brush or similar size/synthetic brushes (Lowe’s/Home Depot)

  • Small plastic container for trash

  • Ruler

  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils (box of 24 pencils)

  • General’s Charcoal Pencils box of 4: Soft, Medium, Hard + White

  • Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point

  • Synthetic Flat brush #4

  • A Printer machine is required for this class (students will be asked to make photocopies of templates and preparatory drawing schemes sent every week by the instructor).