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Observational Drawing with Graphite
Online meet up
University of Victoria

Knowing the fundamental methods of observational drawing is an important tool for successfully and accurately depicting a subject. Using graphite, you will explore the elements of drawing through mark making, line, shape, texture and volume. We’ll study basic perspective, work towards understanding positive and negative space and understand how light and shade is applied on various forms and surfaces. This course is for people who are new to drawing or who want to work on improving their basic observational drawing skills.


Course Details

Nov. 4 – Dec. 16, 2023

(No class Nov. 11)

Time:9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Days: Saturday


Total instructional hours:18

Hours per session:3

Registration:  University of Victoria



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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