The Art of Pencil Drawing

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Instructor:  Tim Mandese (www.graphiteguy.com).

Going beyond the odd doodle, this course covers the fundamentals of drawing as well as takes the more advanced artist to a higher level.  Focusing on light and shadows, the course will help you bring more depth and realism to your finished drawings.  In the course, you will learn how to study and "break down" a subject into easy to draw pieces.  I will teach you how to create drama in a drawing as well as how to choose the right reference for your subject.   I will share with you, my tricks of the trade and show you how fun and exciting pencil drawing can be.  Artists are encouraged to bring examples of their drawing for critique.  This will help determine your current skill level and help you get the most from the class.  New artists need bring nothing more than pencils, paper and enthusiasm.  Recommended for ages 12 - adults.

This class also takes place on Monday mornings from 10 am to noon (No class on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, see related link:  http://brandon.patch.com/events/light-and-shadow-the-art-of-pencil-drawing-at-center-place).

Supply List:

(check at Staples - Drafting Supplies Section and Michaels & JoAnns for standard items)

A set of 12 STAEDTLER Range 6B-4H drawing pencils

One 9"x12" tablet of smooth bristol drawing paper

One kneaded eraser

One pink wedge type eraser

It would also be a big help for you to bring in examples of your drawing in order for Tim to gage your skill level.


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