Introduction to Drawing

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

You will learn step-by-step instructions on how to begin a drawing. You will learn about sighting techniques, negative space, visual measurements and the use of guidelines. We will start by drawing simple geometric shapes. In each class you will build on your skills and by drawing from life and copying, both single objects and a still life with multiple objects, you will learn to see in a whole new way. We will work primarily in pencil, adding pen and charcoal later on.

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

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 winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

Required supplies:

  • Strathmore 400 series (or similar) drawing pad 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 inches

  • Pad of 9×12 tracing paper

  • Sketchbook 6×8 inches or smaller for carrying around and sketching (optional but recommended)

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

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Pen with black ink (any kind will do such as ballpoint, ink pen, fountain pen, gel pen, etc.)

  • Vine charcoal (pack of 3 soft)

  • 12 inch ruler

  • Painter’s tape ½”