Basic drawing skills are essential for any painter. This 2-part course will combine Beginning Drawing with Beginning Painting. Part 1 will begin with an introduction to basic drawing and working from observation. Topics covered will include shading and working from still life. In Part 2 students will expand on the topics covered in Part 1 while learning the basics of color mixing and applying paint to canvas. Supply suggestions of registration page.
Beginning Drawing (Part 1):
Techniques: Line, shape, shading, perspective, composition
Goals: To familiarize students with basic drawing techniques and the ability to render successfully
Materials: Pencil, drawing pad, eraser
Beginning Painting (Part 2):
Techniques: Mixing, indirect painting, alla prima, etc.
Goals: To utilize skills learned in Part 1 while learning basic painting skills for students to begin their own personal painting practice.
Materials: Acrylic paint (or oil), stretched canvas, brushes, etc.