Four Keys to Basic Drawing (four-day immersive workshop)

Come learn how to observe and draw objects from life, in a realistic style. In-class exercises offer you a step-by-step approach designed to deconstruct life drawing. Working in pencil and charcoal, you will learn four key skills to help you create a successful basic drawing.

What you will learn:

  • To make accurate contour line drawings of objects

  • To identify internal axis and alignments of forms and shapes

  • To understand the importance of flat relationships

  • A special technique to establish scale and other relationships between objects

Required supplies:

  • Soft vine charcoal sticks

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Graphite drawing pencils: 2B, 3B, 4B

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketchpad or similar white pad of white paper

  • Paper towels