Drawing with Confidence

Designed for students who already have a grasp of basic drawing techniques, this class takes you deeper into form, structure, and expression while keeping at your pace. Students will be learning key concepts such as basic figure drawing, 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 their next level. We will draw from the nude model during the last four classes.

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 spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

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

  • Confidence and comfort with the materials

Required Supplies:

  • Drawing pad 11×14 or 9×12, 80 or 90lb smooth white paper

  • Small Sketchbook such as 6×8 (Dick Blick has small Fabriano in the front section for $6)

  • 2 sheets of 19×25 Canson Mi-Tientes Cream or Moonstone paper

  • Pad of tracing paper 9×12

  • Graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

  • Pack of 3 vine charcoal – soft or medium

  • Small sandpaper block

  • Charcoal pencil – soft of medium – General’s brand or something similar

  • Red conte pencil – sanguine

  • Ballpoint pens in different colors (can be a multicolor pen in red, blue, black and green)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Retractable eraser such as Mono (optional)

  • Ruler

  • Painter’s or drafting tape (cheapest on Amazon)