Whether you draw realistically, stylistically, or hardly at all, this 21-day workshop will give you the motivation, direction, and inspiration to get your pencil moving.
Making that first mark can be the hardest part, so we will start with exercises to help you shed your inhibitions, loosen your hand and eyes, and simply have fun filling the blank page.
From there we will progress to drawing from life, from photos, and imagination using a variety of techniques and materials. Each assignment is designed to help you free your individual creative self through the act of drawing.
- Day 0 – Eyes Closed Drawings
- Day 1 – Wrong-Handed Drawings
- Day 2 – One-Liners
- Day 3 – Haiku Drawings
- Day 4 – Blind Contours
- Day 5 – Contour Drawings
- Day 6 – Cheater Blinds
- Day 7 – Scribbly Drawings
- Day 8 – Blob Hunting
- Day 9 – Picasso Dogs
- Day 10 – Blobimals
- Day 11 – Pencil Sketches
- Day 12 – Eraser Drawings
- Day 13 – Vine Charcoal
- Day 14 – Side-Only Charcoal
- Day 15 – Figure Drawing – Gestures
- Day 16 – Figure Drawing – Longer Pose
- Day 17 – Figure Drawing – Ink Studies
- Day 18 – Abstracted Faces
- Day 19 – Abstracted Minutia
- Day 20 – Random Pick Drawings
- Day 21 – Create an Assignment
Each day of the class will include:
- A detailed assignment via the “Draw!” blog.
- A short video demonstrating the techniques used in the assignment.
- A Flickr group to share your work with like-minded individuals from all over the world!
Drawing is fundamentally a language of creativity that we speak naturally as children, and often lose touch with as adults. I believe that anyone can benefit from drawing and that simply making marks on paper is in itself freeing and invigorating.