Drawing Through Observation

Beginning and intermediate levels are welcome to this intensive six-session workshop.  Students will explore and develop their understanding of an object using observational skills and basic drawing techniques.  Through a variety of two-dimensional media (pencil, marker, conte crayon, graphite sticks) students will begin an in-depth exploration of an object through various traditional drawing methods, building to a still-life composition using the original object and techniques introduced throughout the session. Beginning students will achieve a basic understanding of fundamental principles of drawing; intermediate students will have an opportunity to develop basic skills and techniques. Fundamentals include such basics as line, figure/ground relationships and composition.  Familiarization with materials will be discussed.  Discussion of the lesson at each class with a more intensive critique at last class.