• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

This course provides students with a foundation of drawing skills, initially using black and white drawing media and later some colour media, such as soft pastels. During the first part of the course, learning the "landscape" of the human head and face is the focus, through anatomy, drawing techniques, and developing observational skills.  The  second part adds other relevant information, and begins to address developing the student’s approach to portraiture. This may include rendering a likeness using expressiveness, or experimenting with the genre. Examples of artists’ works will be used to illustrate the diverse approaches to portraiture.

12-week: Base Tuition: $475 | Model fee $95 | Total: $570

10-week: Base Tuition: $405 | Model fee $80 | Total: $485

Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course, or have some drawing experience.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Head structure
  • Art materials
  • Proportion/measurement
  • Composition
  • Value (light/shadow)

Materials to Bring

  • 1 pad newsprint 18” x 24” or larger
  • One stick each of the following : vine or willow charcoal, and black conte HB.
  • Smallest box of coloured chalk pastels made by Nupastel (12 colours for approx. $12 available at Gwartzman’s, Above Ground, Curry’s, and Loomis Art Store.)
  • One exacto knife
  • One kneadable eraser (gray type better than blue type)
  • Drawing clips or bulldog clips
  • Graphite pencils HB and 2B, one of each