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Learn to Draw from Life CEXTN20-202340 is a Course

Learn to Draw from Life CEXTN20-202340

Feb 27, 2023 - Apr 10, 2023

$270 Enroll

Full course description

Mondays, 2/27-4/10/2023 (no meeting 3/27), 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Chinatown/ North Beach Campus, room TBA

Instructor: Linda Hope

Learn to draw in this fundamental drawing workshop using basic still life set-ups, your own subject matter, guided exercises, and demonstrations in a supportive environment. Experience the wonders of observational drawing and drawing from the imagination. Various drawing media will be introduced, and techniques demonstrated. Topics will include line, gesture, visual texture, value (also known as “shading”) and an introduction to basic perspective, all done in the spirit of discovery and fun! We will start with using line in a slow and contemplative way, and move through line’s many applications from careful observational line to the use of fluid movement as gestural approaches begin to reveal form. Learn how different media can be used to create rich and expressive drawings! No previous drawing experience will be necessary, and all levels are welcome.

Materials list:

  • 9 x 12” “Sketch” drawing tablet (60-65 lb. weight paper)   
  • Graphite or Compressed 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.”)
  • 2B, 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 

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