Scheduled Dates

2/3/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
2/10/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
2/17/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
2/24/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
3/2/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
3/9/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
3/16/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
3/23/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
3/30/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
4/6/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM
4/13/2020   06:30 PM  09:30 PM

This event has ended and is no longer available for new enrollments.

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Dates: 2/3/2020 to 4/13/2020
Schedule: Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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Located in : 41 Cooper Square, 901
Instructor: Julia Hickey

Regular Student: $480.00

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack
confidence? This course - our most popular offering - is designed for
you. You'll draw from life and from art reproductions. Beginning with a
simple contour, you will use line to translate a variety of shapes, from
the still life to the figure. Learn to see like an artist, and to
develop form and space with negative shapes, rules of perspective, and
shading. Work in black and white with pencils, charcoal, and ink. This
class emphasizes clear instruction and exercises that move sequentially
to build new skills each week. You will receive personal, individualized
feedback. Although this class is tailored toward the absolute beginner,
all levels are welcome.

Additional Information

Required Materials for First Class Session:

  • Bring 5 sheets of 18 x 24" paper
  • black ebony or 2b pencil
  • an eraser
  • and $30 model fee to the first class

For the rest of the term... exact items to be announced for each session:

  • A few Prismacolor Ebony pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser (pink or white)
  • Black and white conte crayon or compressed charcoal
  • Masking tape or clips to hold paper to drawing board
  • Vine charcoal
  • Artist chamois 
  • 18” x 24” paper-- “sketching” quality sufficient; or “drawing” quality if you want nicer paper
  • Black india ink
  • Economy set of synthetic acrylic brushes
  • Ruler or T-square of at least 24 inches
  • Optionally:
    • Portable drawing board, 23” x 26”
    • Tube or carrying case for drawings.
    • Any pencils of varying hardnesses that you want to try (2H, F, HB, 2B, 4B

Age Range:  18  -  & UP


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