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Experimental Drawing

Coming Soon: Conte Crayon

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

Fridays, September 8 – October 6, 2023

10:00 – 12:30pm 

5-week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns

Artists know that crayons are not just for kids. These sticks are ideal for creating drawings with intense tones and color. Impressionists like Degas, and Post Impressionists like Lautrec and Seurat championed this incredible drawing tool applying line and shape in a variety of methods. We’ll borrow techniques from these masters and prove to our inner child that we’re never too old for crayons. Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class. Class Level: intermediate to advanced.

Schedule of Classes

Class 1) September 8- Tri-Color conte drawing from still life

Use sepia and white conte on toned paper

Class 2) September 15 –Tri-Color conte drawing from still life cont.

Use sepia, white and the optional black conte crayon on toned paper

Class 3 September 22 Figure “Colored on toned paper”

Exercise: Using the white, black, and sepia Conte Crayon to build volume using the ground of the paper as the mid tones and crayons to enhance volume

Class 4) September 29 Figure “White on Black”

Exercise: We’ll use white conte crayon on black paper, only drawing where light hits the figure

Class 5) October 6 Figure “Black on White” – Seurat’s Drawings

Exercise: We’ll use black conte crayon on white paper, only drawing the shadows and midtones.  We’ll use the artist Seurat as inspiration.

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Jordan Bruns, Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn, conte, figure drawing

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.