Introduction to Drawing1A

Introduction to Drawing 1A
Duration: 6 weeks, 2 1/2-hour class sessions
Maximum students per class: 6 to 10. (Depends on location of classes)
Materials: Click for “Materials List for Drawing 1
Pre-requisites: None
Course cost: $200

Special note: If you can’t draw but wish you could and believe you can’t learn, this course is for you.

Course Objective
The purpose of this course is to develop draftsmen who can use dry (pencil, charcoal) to make
marks on paper that effectively depict a concept, personal object, landscape, still life, or building.
Drawing is a skill that can be taught and learned. With proper instruction and practice, almost
anyone can become proficient at “seeing, analyzing, and applying”.
Whether you have taken drawing classes or have no training, this class will benefit you in
learning to properly “see” and to draw buildings, landscapes, and still-life drawings.

What To Expect As A Result Of Taking This Course
• To effectively understand and use materials common in graphite and charcoal drawing
• To properly see and skeptically analyze what you think you are seeing
• To effectively represent 3-dimensional objects on a 2-dimensional surface
• To effectively depict the illusion of space and volume through linear and/or atmospheric
perspective and with the aid of tonal control and separation of values
• Homework and practice exercises will be assigned each week
• To effectively control tone (density, dark to light, etc.) through tonal exercises
• To learn basic concepts in composition and organizing elements of a drawing
• To draft convincing drawings in linear and aerial perspective
• 1-point and 2-point linear perspective
• Repeating objects in perspective
• Scenic views in aerial perspective (Creating the illusion of depth and space)
• To learn to personally source material, both live and from photographs

Dates, Times, and Locations
D1A Wed 6:00P-9:00P 9/13-10/15      Brekke Art      Roseville      Register