Two Consecutive Fridays: May 11th and 18th from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Instructor: Paul H. Brand
Ages: Adults, 18+ (age firm)
Skill level: Beginner
We will use charcoal to draw landscapes; charcoal is a simple medium that allows for a wide range of dark and light values and textures, and is suitable for any subject.
Practice using charcoal
Use of hard and soft charcoal
Varying values by varying pressure
Sharpening with sandpaper
Drawing with the point versus the side of the charcoal stick
Creating texture versus smudging
Lifting out with a kneaded eraser
Students paint along with a demonstration:
Basics of landscape
Horizon line and focus
Trees, foliage, structures
Working from a photograph, sketch a landscape scene lightly then complete it using charcoal.
Use the grain of the paper to make foliage, rocks and wooden buildings. Smudge with a chamois for clouds, water or other smooth surfaces.
Supplies to bring or buy:
One stick soft and one stick hard charcoal (General Pencil Brand or or Nitram boxes)
Kneaded eraser (other types of eraser are not as useful)
Small artificial chamois
Lenox 100 or other white charcoal paper (not Strathmore or any paper with a "laid" finish)
Drawing board or stiff cardboard
Small pack of Kleenex
Any low-tack tape: drafting, masking, or painters' tape
Wet wipes (optional)
You can also call the store ahead of time and have any or all of these items collected and held for when you arrive for the class.
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Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.