Introduction to Drawing

Students will learn step-by-step instructions on how to begin a drawing. Learn about sighting techniques, negative space, visual measurements and the use of guidelines. The class will start by drawing from Xerox copies of flat geometric shapes. In each class students will build on your skills and begin drawing from life, both single objects and a still life with multiple objects. We will work primarily in pencil and charcoal.

Concepts covered include composition, design, tone, line, and perspective.

This class is recommended for anyone coming to Fleisher with no previous instruction or experience.

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 Thursday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Thursday, August 26.

Required supplies:

  • 18×24-inch white drawing paper pad or equivalent, Blick or Strathmore

  • Drawing pencils: HB, B, 2B, 2H

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Kneaded eraser

  • White plastic eraser: Mars Staedlter

  • 12 to 18-inch ruler

  • Scotch tape (optional)

  • Two 9×12-inch pieces of tracing paper

  • Bull dog clips or painter’s tape ½-inch

  • Soft vine charcoal – pack of three

  • Soft conté crayon: one stick of each white and black

  • Black and white print of a photo of a landscape for first day of class (prefer an image you made as opposed to a google search). Look for a strong sense of light. We will discuss further on first day.