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Learn to Draw Using the Figure: A Responsive Approach CEXTN26-202380 is a Course

Learn to Draw Using the Figure: A Responsive Approach CEXTN26-202380

Oct 19, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023

$315 Enroll

Full course description

Thursdays, 10/19-12/7/2023, 6:30-9:30pm

Location: Ocean Campus, V102 

Instructor Linda Hope

Join us and learn the fundamentals of drawing using a live model in this 7 session workshop, where the model will provide a limitless source of possibilities. With guided and timed exercises, learn to respond through movement to create animated and lively drawings.  

Primary elements of all drawings: Gesture, Line, and Value will be introduced, and processes and approaches will build on themselves over time to result in integrated drawings. Materials will be recommended for each exercise, and demonstrations provided. 

This workshop would be perfect for anyone who has never drawn before, or who thinks they cannot draw! 

$7-$9 daily model fee, collected first day of workshop

Materials List:

• Rough Newsprint Tablet - 18" x 24" (Be sure it says Rough on the cover) OR “Sketch” Tablet - 18 x 24” (Paper is higher quality and whiter, usually 50-65 lb.)
• Masonite Drawing Board or equivalent to support tablet
• Compressed Charcoal pack with #2B, #4B, and #6B sticks
• Graphite Drawing pack with #2B, #4B, and #6B
• Vine Charcoal (softest available – several sticks. Try to get thick sticks because they are easier to hold)
• Charcoal pencils #4B and #6B (Try to get the peel down variety because they are easier to “sharpen.”
• 4B and 6B Graphite drawing pencils
• Conte crayon #2B (or softest)
• Kneaded eraser
• Plastic eraser
• One stick of Soft (chalk) pastel OR Nu-pastel - in ONE of the following recommended colors:
For nu-pastel: Sanguine, Cocoa Brown, Indian Red, Tuscan Red, Van Dyke Brown, Rust
For Soft Pastel: Burnt Umber OR Burnt Sienna
Instructor Bio: Linda Hope, who has been an instructor of Painting and Drawing from Life with the City College of San Francisco Extension Program for 25 years, has developed a unique approach to teaching. She incorporates demonstrations with guided and timed exercises that are designed to expand and improve methods of observation. She is a strong advocate of observational and responsive drawing, always with the intention of guiding each student individually toward their own stylistic visual language.