Hello Creative Adventurers.
Thank you so much for signing up for this class!
This 6-lesson class introduces you a wisdom, that to draw something is to fully understand it; a fact-finding mission through a drawing/design process. Let’s together realize that drawing connects us to our experience, with an intimacy not otherwise possible.
One simply holds a mark making tool in one’s hand and the artist’s touch becomes elemental and we can see how much an artist can do with a pencil, a pen, a brush, a stick.
Importantly, we will learn how distinctive each artist’s language of mark making can be.
Utilizing tools of watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and graphite in design, our investigations will open your awareness to a successful studio practice. It will be an adventure, come on along for a ride; ‘into the wilderness’.
Ready for the adventure? I am. Here we go.
• A selection of medium-size drawing papers: bristol or equiv, Saunders +/or Fabriano Watercolor Paper 140# hot press + Arches cold press #140…. you will need the equivalent of about eight 9″x12″ sheets of paper.
• Assorted drawing and mark-making materials. These are some of the things that Anita will use, but you can substitute supplies with things you have on hand as well… you will just want a large variety of things to draw from:
- Pencils: 3H, HB, 2B, 5B, different widths, sizes
- Erasers: White Stadler Mars, Kneaded
- Art Graf (Graphite in Tin)
- Pens: marker type, or favorite fountain pen, one with permanent ink
- Charcoal: Generals Compressed is best: 2b, 4b
- Sticks (from trees)
- Sumi Ink, Walnut Ink
- Pastels: soft pastel (recommend pan pastels and sponge applicators)
• Watercolor Brushes: #1 round, 2″ flat — not too small!
• Artist Tape, ‘Post it’ Tape or Masking Tape, and 1/8” wide skinny masking or artist tape for Lesson 5
• a few sheets of Tracing Paper
• Favorite landscape photographs, 2-3
• framing L’s @ 12 x 16 cardboard
• Gator Board: (stiff) surface, 11″x 17″ – 18″x 24″
• Baby Wipes
• Erasing Shield
NOTE: Following are links to brands Anita likes and uses, though you are welcome to substitute your own supplies and brands:
Needle Point Brush #10
Flat Angular Wash Brush
Diane Townsend Artist’s Pastels
Pan Pastel Sofft Tools:
Nuts & Bolts
Here’s how this online class works:
- Once the lessons go up, you can work the lessons on your own timetable.
- You have indefinite access to this class.
- You can (optionally) share your work with Anita via email or via the class Facebook page.
- Class fee is good for participants living in a single household.
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