Drawing & Composition
This beginning course develops skills in the elements of drawing and composition. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques, students explore concepts including contour line, cross contour, modeling, uses of marks to show form and space, perspective, scale and measurement, and positive/negative space.
First class materials for Jones: Drawing board; 18”x24” sketchpad (Strathmore, Canson, Aquabee;) 11”x14” sketchbook; Charcoal pencils: hard (HB or B), medium (2B or 4B), soft (6B or 8B); Pastel pencils: Faber-Castell “PITT” or Stabilo “CarbOthello” pencils, NO Conte’ pastel pencils; Pastel colors: dark sephia in PITT and one or two other dark earth-tones, blues, reds; Colored pencils: Faber-Castell “Polychromos” and Berol “Prismacolor” Colors: two or three in dark colors (black, reds, blues, etc.; Do not get watercolor versions of these pencils;) Kneaded rubber eraser; Eraser shield; Razor blades; Small piece #100 sandpaper (3”x4”); Chamois; 18”x2” “See-Thru Ruler” (plastic)
First class materials for Adams: One box of Staedler Mars graphite pencils 9H or 9B; one roll of drafting tape or artists tape (low tack tape), ½” thick; one Staedler Mars white plastic eraser; one pencil sharpener; one Masonite drawing board with two clips and pink rubber band (large enough to hold an 18”x24” sketch pad; one 18”x24” Strathmore recycled drawing tablet (dark green cover) or Strathmore drawing tablet (brown cover)
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