Introduction to Drawing | Perkins Center for the Arts
5 weeks | 3 hour sessions
Members: $100; Non-Members $120
Thursdays, 7pm - 10pm | Sept. 26th - Oct. 24th
This 5 week class teaches first time and beginning artists the fundamental principles of drawing. It is loaded with "hands on" demonstrations and "tricks of the trade" techniques! Working with pencils and charcoals; artists learn the basics of how to use line, shape, form, value and perspective. Experience “drawing what you see” by developing an understanding of how to see as an artist. Learn the proper use of various drawing materials and explore the different types of drawing papers. The class works from a variety of still life subjects and photographs.
Drawing materials and proper use
Sketching techniques and exercises
Shape and form
Tonal drawing - Principles of light and shade (Chiaroscuro)
Expressionistic vs. realistic drawing
Drawing from life vs. photos
Weekly Schedule Outline:
Week 1 -
Introduction to drawing materials. Sketching techniques and croquis drawing. Line drawing exercises. Proportions and measuring techniques.
Week 2 -
Introduction to drawing materials continued. The principles of forms and shapes. Introduction to charcoal drawing.
Week 3 -
Introduction to drawing materials continued. The principles of light and shade on forms and shapes. Tonal drawing techniques. Tonal drawing with charcoals.
Week 4 -
Drawing from observation. "Old Masters" drawing techniques - toned paper exercise.
Week 5 -
Expressionistic drawing from photos or life. Long study “final” drawing.
Graphite pencils – 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Charcoal pencils- B, 2B, 4B, 6B, white pencil
Variety pack- Stumps
Variety pack- Tortillions
3 pack willow charcoal
3 pack vine charcoal
18”x24” Newsprint pad
11”x17” Strathmore drawing paper 400 series
3 sheets toned Canson paper
NOTE: If you have existing supplies, they may be acceptable. For questions, please contact your instructor. Please bring at least three 8” x 10” color printed photographs or laptop images of your chosen subject matter. Images on cell phones are not recommended.
Class Information and Registration::
Info: Mark at 856.676.1355
Perkins Center for the Arts
395 Kings Hwy, Moorestown, NJ 08057