Beginning Drawing in Ten Days

Beginning Drawing in Ten Days

This is a speed workshop in learning to see and draw. The class will be conducted from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., dates to be determined for 2016.  Yes, every night for ten days.....clear your schedule and get ready!

This class has been designed to cover most of the fundamental aspects of drawing in an orderly and cumulative fashion.  In short, all of us can learn to draw by learning to see, by learning to overcome preconceived, left-brained symbols of the things around us, and by learning to gain entrance to our right brain through experience, guidance, and practice.

Each class begins with a short and positive critique of student drawings and a thirty minute explanation of the next concept to be learned.  The rest of the class time is structured to facilitate learning that concept. 

Our classroom is located at the studio/home of the instructor, 300 E 2nd Street, Joseph, Oregon.

The course includes such subjects as materials, warm-up skills, contour drawing, negative spaces, values and shading, textures, sighting, linear and aerial perspective, landscapes, portraiture, abstracts and composition, and figure drawing.


Minimum materials for the workshop are a spiral bound sketch pad, three drawing pencils (6B, 2B, H), and a kneaded rubber eraser.  For those who intend to invest more time and interest, I recommend going to the Dick Blick website and looking under the Drawing category for materials.  You may consider the following or the equivalent and consider sharing supplies and costs with other students when you order:

Derwent Graphic Pencils, 9B, 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 4H

Koh-I-Noor Woodless Graphite Pencils, 9B, 6B

Hand Held Pencil Sharpener with 2 holes

Prisma Color Kneaded Rubber Eraser, med size, one or more

ProArt Blending Paper Stumps, various sizes

Derwent Compressed Charcoal, light, med, dark

Conte Crayons, Matchbox set of 4 colors

ProArt Spiral Sketchbook, 80 sheets, white, acid free, 65#, 11" x 14"

Blick News Print Pad, 18" x 24", 30#, 100 sheets

Carrying cases, portfolios, pencil boxes, easels, etc.

Blick Sketch Pad Board

Blick Matte Fixative, workable