Drawing with Confidence

Designed for students who already have a grasp of basic drawing techniques, this online class takes you deeper into form, structure, and expression. Students will be learning key concepts such as atmospheric perspective, detailed rendering, intermediate perspective, use of color, and combining materials. Each class features a directed exercise designed to be used for more complex subject matter. This class is intended for those who are looking to take their drawing to the next level.

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:

  • Make detailed rendered value drawing of real objects

  • Create volumetric drawing using light and dark in multiple mediums

  • Create foreground, middle ground, and background

  • Handle complicated subjects and correctly place groups of objects

  • Begin to develop an understanding of decisive, quick sketching

Supplies for the first class:

  • Soft vine charcoal

  • Kneaded eraser

  • 18” x 24” Strathmore sketchpad or similar white pad

  • Charcoal pencils (range of soft to hard)

  • White charcoal pencil

  • White drafting eraser

  • Graphite drawing pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 8B

  • 9 x 12” pad of Toned Gray sketch paper

  • Paper towels

  • Prismacolor colored pencils, box of 24

  • Q-tips

  • ½ inch brush (Home Depot or Lowe’s)

  • Ruler

  • 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)