Drawing Fundamentals

The fun and creative online class will focus on motivating students to develop a modern, creative drawing process that will include the exploration of drawing materials, still life compositions and the utilization of photograph as a subject. Also, in this interesting course, students will deepen their understanding of the main components of the drawing technique such as line, form, perspective, value, volume, 3D effects, color and composition in an enjoyable and exciting new way.

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. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

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. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 26.

What you will learn:

  • Basic understanding of art materials and techniques

  • To develop a step by step a creative drawing process

  • To develop new ways of thinking, seeing, and expressing

  • To develop confidence through exercises that help you explore different drawing styles

  • To collaborate, share opinions, experiences and knowledge with the rest of the class

Required supplies:

  • A sketch pad, 9″ x 12″ or 11″ x 14″

  • Drawing pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 8B

  • Painter’s masking tape (blue)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Staedtler eraser

  • Q-tips

  • 2” brush or similar size

  • Small plastic container for trash

  • Ruler

  • Mechanic pencil

  • Prismacolor color pencils (box of 24)

  • One charcoal pencil, black

  • One charcoal pencil, white

  • Strathmore tracing paper pad, 9″ x 12″

  • Black Sharpie, ultra fine point

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