Learn to Draw from Life: A Tabletop Approach
Instructor: Linda Hope
Learn drawing techniques and processes by drawing from life, using recommended and easily found objects. The objects recommended will be ones well suited to “table top drawing” and will serve as the subject matter that will best lend itself to each exercise. Elements of drawing introduced will include gesture, line, and value, introduced singly, and then used in combination. No previous drawing experience will be necessary. All Levels are welcome. Materials required will be basic: a small to medium-sized sketchbook, charcoal, and graphite and charcoal pencils.
Complete, pre-assembled workshop supply kits will be available after July 3, at FLAX's San Francisco location. FLAX is a local, family owned art supply store. Contact FLAX at 415-530-3510 to arrange a time for pick-up: make an appointment online.
Synchronous meeting: total is 90 minutes
Sessions will begin with students sharing drawing experiences and ideas sparked by the curated results of the independent work; discussion will be in the form of casual group feedback/critique. Questions and answers will be encouraged, especially concerning topics presented in the meeting's asynchronous presentation. Instructor will then introduce new material to supplement or to clarify any issues that have surfaced, or in preparation for the next week’s undertaking.
Asynchronous: total is 90 minutes
45 minutes: After the synchronous meeting, and after asynchronous presentation review and study, students will be assigned drawing exercises to work on independently, with suggested time allocations and recommended media. Students will then post images of their completed works individually, to then be edited and compiled by instructor to share and discuss as a group in subsequent meetings. The teacher will be available for limited one-on-one discussions, should the need arise.
45 minutes: Students watch PPT with images, and/or written lecture/image presentations pertaining to the week’s drawing focus. The instructor may record voiceover narrative that explains who/ what/ why of the images and specific techniques will be highlighted. These will be supplemented with instructor-made video demonstrations of drawing techniques including: line use and line quality, gestural drawing, seeing and sensing mass, light and dark values, different shading techniques.
Additional handouts will be uploaded for students to read in order to supplement their own personal drawing experience, and for the future synchronous discussions.
Synchronized meeting time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Number of meetings: 5
Students must have a computer with internet access and a webcam to participate in the workshop.
Complete, pre-assembled workshop supply kits will be available after July 1, at FLAX's San Francisco location. FLAX is a local, family owned art supply store. Contact FLAX at 415-530-3510 to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery or make an appointment online.
· 2B, 4B, 6B Graphite Drawing Pencils
· General “Sketching” or Ebony Graphite Drawing Pencil
· Medium (4B) and Soft (6B) Charcoal Pencils
· Several Sticks of Vine or Willow Charcoal, Soft. Try to get medium or large stick sizes because those are easier to hold while you are drawing.
· 2B, 4B, 6B Compressed Charcoal Sticks. Look for a 3 or 4 pack of Compressed Charcoal Sticks with a range of hard and soft
· 2B Black Conte Crayon. This is only sold in a 2 pack.
· Kneaded Eraser
· Magic Rub or Plastic Eraser
· Small pencil sharpener
· 9 x 12” or 11 x 14” Sketch Book with 50-65 lb. paper. The heavier the paper, the more durable the surface will be.