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Basic Drawing with Graphite
In class meet-up 

Salt Spring Island studio 

Hey there, future art superstars!  Get ready for a wild ride into the exciting world of observational drawing!  Mastering these fundamental techniques will be your secret weapon to bring any subject to life with better accuracy. Grab your trusty graphite pencil, and let's dive into an adventure of mark making, lines that flow, shapes that begin to pop, and volumes that jump right off the page! 

We'll unravel the mysteries of basic perspective, so your drawings will have depth and dimension like never before and explore the  positive and negative space, creating visual images that depict the world around us with greater accuracy.

The spotlight will shine on the magic of light and shade, revealing how to add a touch of depth and volume to various forms and surfaces in your artwork. Your drawings will begin to take on more detail and realism.

So, if you're ready to embark on an exhilarating artistic journey and bring your imagination to life on paper, this course is calling your name! Let's have a blast as we sharpen your observational drawing skills and unleash your inner Picasso!

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Course Details

Sept. 19 – Oct. 31, 2023

Time:6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Days: Tuesday


Total instructional hours:17.5

Hours per session:2.5


Registration:  Email Jeannette

Supply List

Good quality pencils (Faber Castell, Staedtler Lumograph, Derwent, Caran D'Ache),  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B and 9XXB (General Pencils-Kimberly Graphite Extra Extra Soft Drawing Pencil, 9XXB), kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener with two-hole sizes, 1 white rubber eraser, 1 pad of paper or sketchbook (EX:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Stonehenge drawing,Fabriano Aritistico Hotpress Watercolor Paper, Arches Watercolor hotpress) approximately 9” x 11” (could be larger), blending stump

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