• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

Examine the “building blocks” of the complex world around you. Intended for novice but committed or intermediate level students, this 8-week course is more analytical than expressive in its approach. The focus is on rendering a convincing depiction of three-dimensional forms and spaces on a flat surface. Lectures, demonstrations, and drawing exercises will investigate basic principles of perspective (e.g., constructing cylinders and boxes, and relating forms to a common vanishing point or points). Drawings will involve invented perspective constructions as well as observational drawing. Subject matter will be simple at the start and move on to more complex challenges, from still life through to the human body, with an eye to helping students convey structure and volume. Drawings will be predominantly linear. Relevant art history will also be introduced.


Tuition (8 weeks): $335 | Materials/Model fee: $35 | Total: $370

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

Materials to Bring

Recommended materials (for starters):

  • An 18 x 24 pad of bond or cartridge paper
  • An 18” ruler (a transparent one would be particularly good)
  • A hard pencil – 2H or higher H designation
  • A softer pencil or two- 2B and/or 4B
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A white vinyl eraser
  • A small kneadable eraser
  • Optional- two coloured pencils in two different colours (Prismacolor Col-Erase would be good, but others are fine too)
  • Optional- an inexpensive kids geometry set with a clear 6” plastic ruler, and a small clear plastic right-angle triangle
 
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