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Experimental Drawing

Burnt Wood (winter)

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Fridays, February 23 – March 22, 2024

10:00 – 12:30pm 

5-week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns

There are so many types of burnt wood out there to draw with, we’re dedicating a whole Art Clinic to burnt wood! While working from still life and live model, we’ll use vine/willow, compressed, soft, hard, powdered charcoal and any others we can find along the way. Charcoal is such a great drawing medium you won’t ever get burnt out on it! Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class.

Schedule of Classes

Class 1) February 23- Still Life, go over materials and discuss the different approaches

            Exercise: Charcoal paper, working from the still life

Class 2) March 1 – Still Life (continued)

            Exercise: Incorporate white charcoal and aim to pull things together

Class 3 March 8 – Working form the figure

            Exercise: Gesture, short posesVine charcoal, kneaded eraser, and newsprint

Class 4) March 15 – Working from the figure

            Exercise: Compressed Charcoal gradations

Class 5) March 22 – Working from the figure

            Exercise: Expressive Mark, compressed and vine charcoal, newsprint and charcoal paper

Supply List:

Strathmore 500 Series Charcoal Pad -18×24”

Strathmore 300 Series Newsprint Pad Rough 18×24”

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal

Jumbo Stick of Willow

Compress Charcoal (Char-Kole)

White charcoal (white conte is basically the same)

2 Extra Large kneaded erasers

White Plastic Eraser (Vanish Erasers are available in class for $3.00)

Bull Dog Clips

Click HERE to register
Applied Anatomy at Glen Echo Park, Torso

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that covers all the materials you would need for this Art Clinic class.  For this “Experimental Drawing Art Clinic” the materials pass is $25.  Usually, materials pass is a rental system but for this clinic, you will keep the paper and materials.   Quantities may be limited.  You can always email with any questions.