The Figure as Subject Matter: Explore In-depth Drawing Methods

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Instructor Linda Hope

Using a live model, exercises based on the art of responsive drawing are introduced.  The exercises allow for an in-depth approach to the elements of drawing: the different kinds of lines or values, what they are called and how they are used; and the use of gesture to suggest movement and meaning.  The art of responsive drawing starts with the students’ identification with the model, with resultant drawings originating from this “felt” response. There is a $5 - $10 model fee per workshop meeting, dependent on enrollment numbers, and payable on the first day of workshop.  All levels are welcome.

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Image credit: Raffi Kondy

$5-$10 model fee per class meeting, paid to the instructor
11/16/2019-12/21/2019 (Note there will be no meeting on 11/30)
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. 
Rough Newsprint Tablet - 18" x 24" or larger (Be sure it says Rough on the cover) or 
“Sketch” Tablet – 18’ x 24” see below 
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 it is 
easier to keep them sharpened.) 
Kneaded eraser 
Plastic eraser 

OPTIONAL: All purpose drawing sketchbook - 9" x 12" 
Woolfs Carbon Pencil 
Black drawing ink and bamboo pen or pen nibs, bamboo brush (I can provide these for you to try before buying your own.) 
If you have been drawing a while, you might want to use an 18” x 24 “Sketch” tablet. This sort of tablet is usually PH neutral, has paper weight of 50-65 lb.; and is a slightly higher grade paper than regular newsprint.