Drawing in Perspective (online, tuition-free)

Your eyes and a stick of charcoal are all you need to master foreshortening, proportion, and the principles of perspective. Through informative demonstrations and clear language, this workshop presents simple techniques for making your drawings look more solid and giving them a believable sense of depth. Lessons and studio work are supplemented by illustrated handouts and review of master artworks.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • 1. Basic principles of perspective

  • 2. Foreshortening

  • 3. Judging shapes and proportions accurately

  • 4. Simplifying shapes and masses

  • 5. Gain a sense of depth and space in your drawings

Special Notes

This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Required Supplies

  • 8 x 24-inch white drawing paper pad

  • Drawing pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B

  • Art gum eraser

  • Kneaded eraser

  • 12-inch ruler

  • 2B charcoal pencil