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COMING SOON- Foundation Drawing- The Way of the Pencil

By April 8, 2021April 13th, 2023No Comments

Coming Fall 2023

Thursday, 10:00 – 12:30pm, October 19 – November 16, 2023

5-Week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns

About Just Getting Started:  The Way of the Pencil

For years, drawing has played second fiddle to painting. This Art Clinic lets drawing stand on its own without being merely a prerequisite to a painting. Learn to “paint with a pencil” using graphite powder. Learn the importance of hard and soft edges, tonal gradations, space and atmosphere, and creating compositions. Class Level: beginner to advanced.

Schedule of Classes

Class 1) October 19- Intro to Graphite Powder

Exercise: Create a “ground” using the graphite powder, extract your high lights add shadows

Class 2) October 26 – Continue Work from Still Life

Exercise: Using pencils, erasers and graphite powder, continue to fine tune your still life drawing

Class 3 November 2Graphite Power, Abstract Space or Working from Photo

Exercise:  Build a graphite powder ground using photo references, create depth in your drawing

Class 4) November 9 Continue work on your Abstract Space or Working from Photo Drawing

Class 5) November 16 Finish Up Abstract Space or Working from Photo Drawing

Coming fall 2023

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For this session of “Just Getting Started Art Clinic: Learning to See”, the materials pass is $20.    Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know ASAP.  You can always email with any questions.

Supply List:

Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

White Plastic Eraser

Extra Large Kneaded Erasers

1-2 sheets BFK Rives printmakers paper 22×30”

Pencil Sharpener