Learn to Draw Using the Figure

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Instructor Linda Hope

Three of the principle elements that occur in all drawings will be introduced and explored using a live model.  The model will serve as a limitless source of drawing possibilities, for the introduction and practice of gesture, line, and value.  For students who have never drawn before, these elements will be introduced singly, with successive drawing “exercises” that combine them in a single drawing.  This workshop is ideal for anyone who has never drawn before, or who thinks that they cannot draw, but all levels are welcome. There is a $5 - $10 model fee per meeting, dependent on enrollment numbers, and payable on the first week of workshop.

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Image credit: Ray Heigemeir

$5-$10 model fee per class meeting, paid to the instructor
5 meetings
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Room 207

Materials List:

*$50 materials fee covers $10 per meeting live model fee. Other materials you must purchase before the first session of the workshop.
Rough Newsprint Tablet - 18" x 24" or larger (Be sure it says Rough on the cover) 
Two sticks Compressed Charcoal #s 6B and 4B or one Soft and one Medium hardness 
Vine Charcoal (softest available – 3 or 4 sticks of the largest size available, try not to buy skinny sticks as they are difficult to hold when drawing rapidly and as they wear down) 
Black Conte crayon #2B (or softest) 
Ebony pencil OR 6B Graphite drawing pencil 
Charcoal pencil #5B or 6B, or softest available (try to get the peel down variety, as they are 
easier to keep sharpened.) 
Kneaded eraser 
Plastic eraser 

Soft (chalk) pastel OR Nu-pastel - one or two sticks in ONE of the following recommended colors: 
For nu-pastel: Sanguine, Cocoa Brown, Indian Red, Tuscan Red, Van Dyke Brown, Rust 
For Soft Pastel: Burnt Umber OR Burnt Sienna 

OPTIONAL: All purpose drawing sketchbook - 9" x 12", Woolfs Carbon Pencil 

Materials kits will be available at a discount at FLAX Art, located in Building D at Fort Mason.