Vandra Pentecost

 

Fundamentals in Drawing  - Beginner/ Intermediate

 7 week &

12 week class ( intermediat - advanced  in depth class )

Anyone can draw! Learn the fundamental drawing skills and techniques for you to advance on your artistic path. Instruction in drawing media and their applications, sighting techniques, the principles of composition, how to apply expressive line and value, scaling techniques and perspective will be learned through step-by step weekly exercises. Demonstrations and handouts provided.

Media explored: Graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal, ink, pastel and colored pencil.

1. An overview of the course will be explained. Drawing media will be discussed and      demonstrated. Create a line chart with various pencils/charcoal. A basic still life using    simple geometric forms will be drawn using line  and value variations.

Contour line, create an emotional line chart.

2. Value rendering, comparative proportion

In depth discussion of line - sensitivity, speed, edge and spatial relationships.

Sighting techniques discussed. Complex geometric form composition to

learn sighting for relative proportions.

3. Transition to still life. Composition and formatting.

Rendering form, additive and subtractive values. Creating mood and surface effects. Shifting tonal focal points to lead the eye through a composition. Drawing individual objects. Simple still life.

4. Use of viewfinder. Students’ set-up own still life. Complex composition of geometric forms or still life.

5. Introduction to perspective – I, 2, 3 point. Basics of landscape and architecture exercise. Scaling techniques - two drawings will be copied.

6. Drapery – Mapping line drawing. Pattern – abstract – value drawings. High contrast drawing (positive & negative). Into to figure – mannequins & casts.

7. Drawing from mannequin figure.

Fundamentals in Drawing  - Beginner/ Intermediate  - 12 week class

Anyone can draw! Learn the fundamental drawing skills and techniques for you to advance on your artistic path. Instruction in a variety of dry drawing media (pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels and ink) and their applications, sighting techniques, the principles of composition, how to apply expressive line and value, scaling techniques and perspective will be learned through step-by step weekly exercises. Demonstrations and handouts provided.

1. An overview of the course will be explained. Drawing media will be discussed and      demonstrated. Create a line chart with various pencils. A basic still life using simple geometric forms will be drawn using line variations.

Contour line, Value rendering, comparative proportion. In depth discussion of line - sensitivity, speed, edge and spatial relationships. Sighting techniques discussed. Complex geometric form composition to learn sighting for relative proportions.

Geometric forms - line & rendering. Simple & complex composition. Graphite.

2. Transition to still life. Composition and formatting. Charcoal subtractive technique. Rendering form, additive and subtractive values. Creating mood and surface  effects. Shifting tonal focal points to lead the eye through a composition. Drawing individual objects. Simple still life. 

4. Use of viewfinder. Students’ set-up own still life. Composition discussed. Additonal use of charcoal, introduce pastels & pan pastels.

5. Introduction to perspective – I, 2, 3 point. Basics of landscape and architecture exercise. Scaling techniques - two drawings will be copied. Inking introduced.

6. Drapery – Mapping line drawing. Pattern – abstract – value drawings. High contrast drawing (positive & negative). Colored pencil introduced.

7. Drawing from mannequin figures. Self portraits.

8.  Composition and rendered still life of everyday objects. Wide range of textures explored.

9. Pushing values – dramatic Form and Space. Combine media. Wide range of textures explored.

10. Embedded Objects – objects merging into background  - pencil  - light floating and charcoal imbedded in dense background. Conceptualization.

11. Hybrid – Observed object – part plant, animal and observed man made object.

12. Inside/Outside divided picture plane – juxtaposed themes – complex composition

13 – 15  Finish projects.

Materials:

White drawing pad – 9 x 12 or larger, kneaded and white plastic erasers, Mars Staedtler Lumagraph soft pencil set or any pencil set HB – 9B