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Learn to Draw from Life: A Tabletop Approach
Mondays, 9/12-10/24/2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Linda Hope
Learn drawing techniques and processes by drawing from life, using 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. In-workshop demonstrations via Zoom will include a journey through the elements of drawing, beginning with contemplative line. Then, we will 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. The last half hour of each session will be dedicated to virtual office hours, where students can ask specific questions one-on-one. No previous drawing experience is necessary, all levels are welcome!
Class materials kits are available for purchase from:
• 9 x 12” “Sketch” drawing tablet (60-65 lb. weight paper) 100 sheets
• Compressed Charcoal pack with #2B, #4B, and #6B sticks
• Graphite Drawing pack with #2B, #4B, and #6B sticks
• Charcoal pencils #4B and #6B (Try to get the peel down variety because they are easier to “sharpen.”
• 4B and 6B Graphite drawing pencils
• Ebony pencil or general inexpensive "Sketching" pencil
• Conte crayon #2B (or softest)
• Small pencil sharpener
• Kneaded eraser
• Plastic eraser
Optional: The mediums below create some dust, which isn’t so great around electronic devices. You may want to have these for independent work, when you are not in front of your computer.
• 2B, 4B, 6B Compressed Charcoal Sticks. Look for a 3 or 4 pack of Compressed Charcoal Sticks with a range of hardness and softness.
• 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.
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