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Learn to Draw from Life: A Tabletop Approach CEXTN26-202180 is a Course

Learn to Draw from Life: A Tabletop Approach CEXTN26-202180

Oct 9 - Nov 21, 2021

$275 Enroll

Full course description

Saturdays, 10/9-11/20/2021, 9:30am-12:30pm

Instructor Linda Hope

Learn drawing techniques and processes by drawing from life, using recommended and easily found objects. Objects recommended will be ones well suited to “tabletop drawing” and will serve as the subject matter that will best lend itself to each exercise. Start on the journey through the elements of drawing, beginning with contemplative line.  Then, move through line’s many applications. With the introduction of different media, discover how fluid movement can be used, as gestural approaches begin to reveal form. This will lead to more complex and richer renderings. No previous drawing experience will be necessary, but all levels are welcome. 

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.

Materials list

· 2B, 4B, 6B Graphite Drawing Pencils

· General “Sketching” or Ebony Graphite Drawing Pencil

· Medium (4B) and Soft (6B) Charcoal Pencils. Try and get the “Peel & Sketch” kind, as they are easier to sharpen.

· 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.

· 3 or 4 pack of Graphite Sticks (2B, 4B, & 6B)

· 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.

Complete pre-assembled materials kits, with all of the supplies you will need for this workshop are available for purchase from FLAX Art and Design. The kits are available for pick-up at the San Francisco FLAX store, located in Building D at Ft. Mason.  Contact Flax at:  415-530-3510 or at to arrange for pick-up, or for more information.

Instructor Bio

Linda Hope is a visual artist living and working in San Francisco, California. She is currently teaching from her studio on Hunters Point Shipyard where she has maintained a workspace since 1984. Hope has been teaching Beginning and Intermediate painting, Drawing, and Figure Drawing at City College of San Francisco in the Continuing Education Department, since 1996.

Image credit: Linda Hope