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. 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 in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

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 Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.

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:

  • Strathmore 400 series drawing pad 14×17 inches

  • Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper 9×12 inch medium surface, assorted tints

  • Tracing paper pad 9×12 inch

  • Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper five sheets 19×25 inch Moonstone (160 gsm)

  • Graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 7B, 8B

  • Good pencil sharpener

  • X-acto knife

  • Prismacolor color pencils (box of 24)

  • Vine charcoal (medium) box of 12

  • Soft red Contè pencil (sanguine is good) or crayon depending on your preference

  • General’s Charcoal pencils set of four that includes white

  • Chamois

  • Blending tortillons, assorted sizes

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Staedtler or pink pearl eraser

  • Retractable eraser

  • Small plastic container for trash

  • 12 to 18 inch ruler

  • Painter’s tape ½ inch

  • Mechanic pencil 7mm (dollar store)

  • Small handheld mirror (dollar store)

  • Viva (original, not with the patterning) paper towels or cotton fabric swatches

  • Sandpaper 220 grit (teacher will provide)